They have water pipes and smoking supplies, hats, incense - stuff - MUCH like a cigar shop in many towns. Only - Cannabis won’t hurt you like a cigar does.
- Never mind that - hopefully you are AWARE of that fact by now.
The store is always busy and I believe it is actually bringing business into our town. It is the nicest store around, nicer than any I have seen in Newmarket. I welcome all new business to town! I have seen a few empty stores and THAT is NOT a good sign in any town.
That conversation started another... I said
“I look forward to the day when we have a Compassion club/dispensary...”
WHAT??!! The look of shock on my friends face - this was another story -
“A place where you can buy Cannabis?”
“YES, Of course.” I state.
Well - that she did not totally agree with...
“I’ll HAVE to have the drug talk then, I’ll be forced too...”
"Excuse me? Your kid is 11! I’d say you better have that drug talk NOW!"
"AND why, just because of a Cannabis dispensary- OUR medicine? Geeze!!"
I wanted to say - But that clinic for the heroine addicts that you walk past daily - that was not a cause for conversation?
The fact that kid are more prone to first experience a drug from their own parents medicine/alcohol cabinet - that is no reason to have the DRUG talk?
NO wonder kids have problems! TALK to them.
EXPLAIN what happens when people abuse Drugs.
EDUCATE them so they can then make informed educated choices!
When we were little it was easier for parents to keep stuff from up, but with the internet and kids being what they are today - you can not afford to wait! I did remind my friend that now children all over are using Cannabis as a medicine! For cancer, autism, pain and more! Millions of adults all over the world use it recreationally and medicinally.
Get over it. I was angry- again, someone does not ‘get it’. They won’t until it is their child or themselves. I took a deep breath, remembered in my heart how grateful I am for Cannabis! This amazing healing plant!
I moved past it.
Your ignorance is not my problem. I thought to myself. *When I say ignorant, I do mean lack of education on the topic... nothing more.
AT 11 years old, if you think your kid does not know anything about drugs with all you see on television alone -you are wrong.
If you do not educate them their friends will. Friends that might not be raised, the way you choose to raise your child.
NOTE: I don’t say LIE to them I say EDUCATE them.
*While discussing this toon, my hubby admitted to me -when he was a kid he sniffed model glue! Glue! It was the classic - the older boy they hung around told them it was cool and safe. ;-( Kowabunga! Good thing it did not damage that smart brain of his.
PLEASE, talk to your children about all drugs. Good and bad and about drug abuse
Today - not tomorrow.