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TraumaHarley

476d

okay so unpopular opinion here, and this could be a potential #Trigger, so I apologize in advance. Are there any parents who smoke weed, not due to avoidance of mental health and all of this, but who just does it cus they genuinely like to? I was destined to smoke, that's my whole vibe TBH. even before I started smoking, when I was younger I didn't like it cus I was young and trusted ppl I shouldn't of, but as an adult and doing it with safe ppl in my own home and safe spot I've never had a problem and it's always helped me speak out how I feel and what's in my mind with no problem. I even use to smoke on my phone call therapy sessions and I told them and they were like I can see how it helps you, the difference in conversation from when you don't and when you do, however I never thought to ask how they think of my use of it. I love how it slows the discs in my head and let's me think more clearly and break situations down and actually be able to asses everything as it happens and not have to take time to think. when one part of my brain is slow enough to let the other side process thing in the moment. I think better when I'm high. I'm more fun, and not so jumpy or on edge. which I guess is an addiction, except if I was a neurotypical person this would just be a high to relax, so idk if I'm over thinking it, cus everyone in my white family is against it, but I know more weed smokers than non weed smokers and some are like me and others are neurotypical so idk.... but I'm a parent who smokes weed. Anyone else?

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    • hedssally

      476d

      I think if it helps you be your best self that is good for your child as well. No offense to the other commenter- CHS is horrible but also very rare. Weed gets me through my chronic pain so it’s more reward than risk for me. I think it’s all circumstantial and you should do what works best for you to be the best you could be for your child. My sister and brother in law smoke daily and they are amazing parents. Everyone is different. Good luck!

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    • FTW

      470d

      I have been on many medications since I was a child. Always in therapy. The only real peace I find, is when I am high. I can relax and be in the moment with my kids, instead of giving in to my anxiety and intrusive thoughts.

    • Taylor128

      473d

      I smoke but where i live- i only have access to cbd and Delta 8. Which is def. Ok at the moment because anything with to much THC makes me paranoid and anxious. I don't really smoke to get high like when i was younger, now i truly see it as medicine. It helps keep me from having seizures and being in alot of physical pain.

    • sandboxjoints

      474d

      smoking anything regularly is going to negatively affect your lungs, so maybe find some edibles or tinctures you like to give your lungs a break sometimes. it's honestly not the healthiest to be using it to cope in that way but people do worse things. as long as you really can't think of any way it's negatively affecting your ability to be present with your family, you're probably fine. :)

      • Abigailborja

        474d

        @sandboxjoints 💕

    • Weast

      474d

      Both me and my son's mom smoke weed, it really helps us.

    • CSweet94

      474d

      I smoke weed and have Bipolar and ADHD and I smoke because 1.) it helps me in seconds-minutes! And 2.) I enjoy it and have for over a decade now. And I too am a parent. It does not affect how I parent, if anything it helps me with my patience. Love and light!!!!🫶🏻🫶🏻🫶🏻

    • HocusFocus

      474d

      The most important thing here I think is to do it away from the kid but if you think this helps you, I completely understand. It helps me focus and calm down. I can think in small doses. I completely agree and understand in the power of weed, I use it for my seizures and mental health. If you're truly doing what you think is best for your kid, that's a good parent. Putting the kid first and it sounds like you believe this helps you be a better parent. So do therapists so I truly believe it's obviously helping you. I'd say go for it.

    • poodlelover28

      475d

      I'm not a parent but I totally get where you're coming from! I'm never going to stop smoking. Not only has it helped my chronic pain but it also significantly helps my mood! All the power to ya!

    • TraumaHarley

      476d

      Awe, YOU GUYS!!! This makes me feel so much better! I'm a parent that is open with my child. My dad was a parent who claimed if I was curious just let him know he'll teach me the right way, except when it came down to me wanting just just simply talk cus I had questions it was a problem, so that's why I ran into so many things when I was curious as a tween/teen. My son knows I smoke, and when I can't have a normal conversation with him he will tell me mommy you need to breath (that's what we call smoking, cus it gets my head right). I have so many fans in the house and it's pretty decent size so I put him where I'm not same room and have fans windows doors candela and incense going, I also smoke black and mild wines so I'm smart but I'm not babying him and he knows what to stay away from what not to touch, like we have safe areas and he knows not to go in mommy and daddy's corner unless we are over there and say it's safe. I CANNOT be what my parent were for me for my son. He's just like me curious and ppl pleasing cus his Bio mother lacks everything and his father my fiance isn't really ready for his own mental health walk so his communication and everything is still a teen/early 20s adult boy. So I've helped them both grow in the last 3 years but I think it works for my and my son. We're so connected. A lot of ppl might look down on that but discussing this same info with my son's NeNe (father's mother/my mother in law) she agrees. Says at least he'll learn right with you so he won't be lead down a wrong path when he's not with you and older. He also knows penis vagina boobs and where babies come from. He knows he'll grow hair and so do girls. But that's a different convo, I'm very safe but it's good to know I'm not the only one. I feel like ppl who have been through alike (pun intended 😂) situations as I have been tend to fully understand my side of stuff, however it's more comforting to see I'm not the only one. No one is perfect and children especially know that, I'm just glad God blessed me with ppl who understand that. ♥️ However even tho it makes me think better I also tend to be forgetful all at the same time. But later when I'm smoking again I always remember, l it's like a domino effect when smoking to remember shit you forgot from the last time 😂😂 maybe that's just my HDHD/ADD 😂😂

      • Trudie_tootie

        475d

        @TraumaHarley you seem to have a pretty good safety spot set up. Maybe getting an air purifier just for your sons room to 100% make sure he isn't dealing with any carcinogens any timw b4 he should. I wish you the best of luck.

        • TraumaHarley

          473d

          @Trudie_tootie OMG yes! That's what I'm getting. I couldn't think about anything else to get and my dude is a lil clueless and was like babe you've done good, but yes! A purifier! Thank you!

    • PlatoLogic12

      476d

      I relate to this so much except I’m not a parent, but when I am I will still smoke because it has the same effect on me and makes me a better person in relationships and in life because it helps me to communicate and feel things at the right pace

    • Abigailborja

      476d

      For me it does work 👍

    • Princessmommy6

      476d

      I didn't start using thc until 3 years ago when I sustained a permanent head injury. My neurologist suggested it for migraines even though it's not legal where I am. I mostly use gummies and occasionally smoke or vape. I do use it for pain relief, anxiety, PTSD and migraines but sometimes recreationally because it helps me relax and feel more energetic. I am not allowed to drink so it is what I have. I want to mention I have a psychiatrist friend who specializes in brain injuries and PTSD and works with veterans since her husband has a head injury and PTSD and lives in Colorado because cannabis is legal and it's the only thing he uses. I prefer a more natural route(along with some meds)for relief from chronic issues and my doctors all support this. Good luck

    • Trudie_tootie

      476d

      I am not a parent but I know many who are and do or don't use. I would say if you can still be alert enough to take care of your child this is fine. Like any medication you need to make sure your bases are covered. I actually have to fight myself to use when im in pain bc I was very straight edge growing up with an alcoholic father.

      • TraumaHarley

        476d

        @Trudie_tootie ME TOOO!!!!!! And that's another thing that makes me second guess myself

    • strawbirrry

      476d

      I’m not a parent so I don’t have hardly any say in that dept but I smoke pretty frequently and it definitely helps me like that as well. I think as long as you’re safe about it and that it doesn’t interfere negatively and you can a still be a parent to your child, then to hell with anyone that disagrees! You do you, just be safe and do what you need to do to help yourself and your kid out!

    • EhzruhW

      476d

      My husband and I are 420 positive. We smoke in the basement and try not to let my step daughter down while we smoke. It definitely helps me be a better parent. I have chronic pain and an eating disorder. Weed is the only thing that helps. Without it, I'd be stuck in bed and unable to do anything.

      • ForeverFatiguedCat

        473d

        @EhzruhW not the kid part, but anorexia, anxiety, depression, autoimmune disorders, fibro, chronic pain

      • ForeverFatiguedCat

        473d

        @EhzruhW me too 😥💕

    • hedssally

      476d

      I think if it helps you be your best self that is good for your child as well. No offense to the other commenter- CHS is horrible but also very rare. Weed gets me through my chronic pain so it’s more reward than risk for me. I think it’s all circumstantial and you should do what works best for you to be the best you could be for your child. My sister and brother in law smoke daily and they are amazing parents. Everyone is different. Good luck!

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      • KratomEater

        473d

        @hedssally I agree with this and couldn’t have said it better.

      • Weast

        474d

        @hedssally not only is CHS very rare, it also seems to me, from limited research, like it goes away if you stop using cannabis.

    • cleom

      476d

      please look up CHS. it has ruined my life.

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