I don't think anyone is trying to say it's o.k. for kids to use Cannabis. There is a lot of concern over children using cannabis. I would hope that no kid (- to me a kid is under the age of 18) would use drugs at all, especially alcohol, cannabis or prescribed drugs. It is sad when children do. Kids should be kids as long as they can. Sometimes that is not always the case. Some children are raised in environments that are not always perfect, far from it. It just makes me believe even more that if Cannabis was legalized and children were educated on all drug use - we would all be better off.
People do not give teens enough credit! I happen to know a few teens, my sons friends, my friends kids and some kids I teach. Teens are smarted today than we ever were! They have the power of the internet. I believe that they will make the difference. They are more educated on such topics. They can research, educate & think for themselves. I also believe that they care more about issues than we did when we were younger because they are more aware (again - internet) of what is happening in this world. I asked one girl in particular (17) if she tried Cannabis and she said no - she knows a few POTHEADS and it does not appeal to her.
THEY can think for themselves. BUT her mom told me when had a hospital visit recently, they gave her morphine for pain she was experiencing - why is Cannabis not an option - an all natural one? Her mom said - I could not stand watching her in pain and said "do what ever it takes.."
WHAT ever it takes. I know this feeling all too well.
Stop using it as an excuse. If a child is raised properly with love and education chances are they will come to their own conclusions and make the right decisions. I think that children should not be lied to- you can't just say DRUGS are bad - they know that MANY people use drugs but inform them on what happens to some people. Show them pictures of Meth users (I still find it shocking to see) Let them see what happens to some people who's lives are taken/destroyed because of drunk drivers...
EDUCATE them. Before someone else does!!! Educate them with respect. They deserve it.
Medicinal cannabis for children ABSOLUTELY! I read yesterday about a 2 year old with a brain tumor who was not responding well to medications.
Dr.s put him on medicinal cannabis and he is doing much better!!! I am so proud of the parents. I am so happy -THRILLED- to hear that more doctors are doing research and using cannabis for children. My son is living proof! The past four years have been the best - pain free - he has experienced -ever!!! All other medications ever did was make him feel nauseous, tired and depressed. I can understand not telling people when you are living with the situation. To watch your child suffer- you feel helpless and you usually need all your strength just to carry on and focus on your child and family. BUT once you see the results you have to share the information.
If a child is dealing with a terminal illness, chronic pain - anything that might bring relief - by a natural medicine - USE it. RESEARCH IT!
I was amazed to find out how many children are being helped by medicinal marijuana! Parents must admit it, share the news - their experience - Be strong! BREAK the silence and stigma associated with Cannabis. Fear has kept people down for a very long time. When it comes to the health of our children - no more time to be shy.. Love has given me courage to speak up. It should always be about choice for what is best for our bodies and our children. xox
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