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Discussion in 'Vaporization Discussion' started by Bluntcrush, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. harmudge

    harmudge Active Member

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    Loving all the replies guys.

    I have a 5yr old daughter and I vape with her in the room, although I do try and restrict this the best I can and I obviously try and keep her at a distance and the windows open while vaping.

    She has asked me previously what my EQ was and I told her that it was just a big e-cig as I use a Provari e-cig, so she's used to me using such a thing....but I don't know how long that excuse will last as she gets older....lol.
  2. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    Don't you find it weird that parents are trying to qualify either medical or recreational cannabis but have no qualms about using alcohol or smoking cigarettes? Parents also don't try and qualify using heavy duty pain meds. The world will change.
  3. deadheadbill

    deadheadbill I can see clearly now the smoke is gone...

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    I will MFLB it in the bathroom, but otherwise I was like you until a couple weeks ago. I had friends over and my middle son(20) and his friend walked into the garage where we were hitting the LSV. That's when I had the conversation with them all.


    Dude, you are missing the popint. If I get caught with a joint in FL I go to jail, 20.01 gr and I go away for intent. So, no I am not going to encourage my kids to smoke weed. We can't all be Obama, a drug charge would ruin my kids life.
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  4. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    Ah yes deadheadbill that I understand and even in a legal state I am careful it was the talking to them about it that I find funny in a strange way cause the other stuff is so much worse for us.
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  5. stickstones

    stickstones Wasted Staff Member

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    lwien...did you toke back when raising them and deal with it then, or is that something you started doing afterwards?

    I didn't start until mine were 6-11 years old. One of my guideposts in this arena has been protecting their innocence. This society bombards them with sex and drug messaages constantly and I have tried to have my home be a place where they can escape from that and/or see it handled appropriately. I think the longer they can go without dabbling in these two arenas the happier they will be. My oldest is in college and has no interest whatsoever (hallelujah! I'd prefer she wait a little longer)...despite my opening up and showing her some of my meds and toys.

    As a parent the biggest struggle seems to be enjoying what I like and hoping they find enjoyment as well, versus the social programming in my head telling me it's bad, I shouldn't do it and I should raise them to avoid it as well. There is a thinking in this society that says we should be good examples for our kids in how to restrain ourselves and be perfect examples for them or they will stray and follow our bad ways. In practice, however, I have found the opposite to be the reality. I do what I love, regardless of the popular opinion. I love them unconditionally and coach them to make smart decisions in foreign situations and to follow their hearts. I'm also open about what a hellion I was as a kid compared to them. So when my kid comes to me and says she wants to go to the other side of the state for a weekend with some other teen girlfriends and party on the beach, I talk to her about the dangers and what to look out for and that I expect her to keep me up to date on where she is. But I don't say hell no because I know what goes on in those situations. I had a great time getting in or near trouble and learned a lot...now it's her turn and all I can do is prepare her the best I can.

    She has been having the occassional glass of wine with us since she was sixteen and I've seen her get drunk a couple of times. It was funny and she was safe and now she knows what it's like and can decide if the situation she is in is appropriate or not for that behaviour. I had no guidance as a kid in this area and did some really dangerous shit while drunk...we will see if my strategy pays off...the jury is still out!
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  6. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    I did a LOT more than just toke. I was doing weed, acid, mescaline, psilocybin, coke, crystal meth, qualudes, seconal, valium, biphetamines, etc etc etc. No needles........just smoking, snorting and dropping.
    One night, when they were 2 years old, I was doing some lines of coke and noticed that they were crawling around with holes in their pajamas because I couldn't afford to buy them new ones, and yet, I was dumping this 100 dollar a gram powder onto a mirror. Suddenly realized that my priorities were really fucked up, and stopped cold turkey with ALL of that, including a 3 pack a day cig habit. Figured if I didn't stop, I wouldn't be around to watch them grow up.

    Fast forward............I didn't start toking again until they were in their 20's.
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  7. doctorvapor

    doctorvapor Doctor of Vapor

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    I'm of mixed feelings on the issue, but I think as long as you explain it and give some context it will be a okay. Don't pretend like you're doing nothing, kids are smarter than they let on, and if you're dishonest now, they'll come to expect dishonesty.
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  8. stickstones

    stickstones Wasted Staff Member

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    wow...you (and some strawberry cough) just blew my mind!
  9. deadheadbill

    deadheadbill I can see clearly now the smoke is gone...

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    I apologize for the tone of my reply. I just see so many "why don't you tell your kids, are you a hypocrite?" statements both online an irl, that I get defensive about it. I truly wish I lived in a state where my kids friend reporting me or my kid getting overheard at lunch talking about his Dad wouldn't get us all thrown in jail. But those are the rules I have to live by.

    I agree with you and do find it strange that we don't feel comfortable discussing these things.
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  10. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    I wasn't in a legal state when this all started and it is hard cause you never know what someone that young would say or even a teen who is mad at you. I totally understood what you were saying. People unfortunately are way to quick to judge as well and they don't even know the facts hence why it is still illegal. FFS we don't even have the fact on the bs that was passed today on gun control. They leave out all the scary implications on both sides all the time. I suppose ever person on this site who is a medical user is mentally ill maybe depending on how they wrote the law?
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  11. Tweek

    Tweek Well-Known Member

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    You worked in a creative related industry, didn't you? :D Congrats on turning things around :rockon:
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  12. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Yup..........and thanks.
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  13. blizingerbs

    blizingerbs New Member

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    I have a 3 year old girl and I rarely medicate while she is awake, if I do its outside and out of view. I just dont think its setting a really positive example... but hey I dont judge
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  14. olivianewtonjohn

    olivianewtonjohn Well-Known Member

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    Its was fun reading all of this. I am on the other side of the coin. In my twenties in college and living at home. My older sister ratted me out to my mom, at the time I was kind of annoyed. My mom has anxiety and came to me asking to try it. On maybe her second time trying it my dad walked in while she was taking a hit :doh:. After everyone knew about it I started to smoke in the living room, then told them about the vape I was going to buy, ect. Now my dad will occasionally partake.

    Things seem to naturally happen and it was great; I feel much better being able to enjoy the occasional vape/smoke session in the safety of my house. I also love that we can be honest with each other.
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  15. OO

    OO Technical Skeptical

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    Honesty is the best policy.

    At least when you can count on those you care about to be reasonable.

    There are still sad stories like the one of the child whose mother told him to seek treatment for his use. He behind bars after the jailer's thought he was faking an allergic reaction.

    All situations are unique and require unique methods to deal with them, but honesty is still the best policy when the option is safe.
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  16. francis

    francis Vape enthusiasms

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  17. Symbolik

    Symbolik Active Member

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    Im not a parent, but I am taking care of my 4 year old brother almost everyday. I will only vape around bed time after I put him to sleep, but sometimes when I do it earlier I find it easier to play little kid games with him and watch his cartoons and what not.
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  18. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Ok, I'm not passing judgement here, but just a bit of food for thought.

    Weed is an intoxicant. No getting around that. If you are entrusted with taking care of a child and if you are the only one around and therefore, responsible for that child's well-being, please take into consideration your ability to handle an emergency situation if you are high, and ask yourself if you would be able to handle it better if you were not.
  19. JCat

    JCat Well-Known Member

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    This is really the crux of the issue isn't it? I believe you SHOULD teach your kids to only obey laws that make sense (ie. ... raising intelligent and educated kids one would hope they will know the difference between laws that make sense and those that do not ...)

    The issue is trying to figure out when they will be mature enough to understand this concept for me ... it's a tough one ... I try to talk to them about these things in general without talking about cannabis specifically. I at least don't have the legal issue around my use since I'm legal, but still lots of stigma and don't want my kids running around spreading the news that their dad is a pothead (even though I don't make much of an effort to hide it)
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  20. keepsake

    keepsake Soul Searchin`

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    I agree with you on the emergency situation.

    However, I also agree with Symbolik about finding it easier to play with kids when vaped :lol:
    It's like I'm 5 yrs old all over again.
    The other day, I was vaped and my sons were watching this video.
    I was cracking up & enjoying the video as much as they were.
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  21. Symbolik

    Symbolik Active Member

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    This exactly, all I care about is that my brother is having a good time and that he has a good life with a caring family. And that's what I am here for. He has no father, so I try my hardest to be his role model. What do you guys think is worse.. Someone who occasionally likes to medicate and then hang out with his (Half) brother, or Someone who constantly beat our mother, used to get drunk every single night and has only just recently gotten out of prison. I'm sorry, but I'd choose then harmless stoner every time.
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  22. mvapes

    mvapes Surrounded by the healthy!

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    I usually medicate behind closed doors. However, I know how much I can handle during the day before it starts to effect my ability to make decisions or even function with the chores that surround raising three kids. I do my best to teach my kids that there's 2 sides to every story and it's ok to have your own opinion on things. They have to understand as they get older there will be a fine line between respecting your beliefs versus respecting the law. I hope I am doing a good job being a good role model as my kids are my life and are all I leave behind when I go.



    Now, after they go to bed its a very different story - my wife and I get ripped, put on the leather and break out the ceiling swing! Of and we watch tons of porn while we dive into our all out drug fest!!!
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  23. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    We all fall into the law and the old way mj is looked at. Here is an example from this week. I am fully functional on my mmj and wasn't on doc meds which is why I switched. This week was well a bad week and had no choice but to take that poison the doc gave me. I was more confused then normal, I had no idea what I was doing, and no memory of one and half days. I am sure my posts were strange as well. I ended up trying to give my dog advil but she is smarter then I am and didn't take it but we didn't know that till later on. I thought I was giving her dog treats and me advil. This never ever happens when I take what I will call my proper meds mmj. I was lucky two people were here to take care of the situation and I knew nothing the next day when I got up. For those of us who use it for medical reasons it works a bit different in our bodies since we have it in us all the time. I don't even think I can explain this correctly so I hope you understand what I am trying to point out. BTW the DRUG I took is a drug a lot take...adivan. Be careful falling into all the propaganda that we were all brought up with.
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  24. Quetzalcoatl

    Quetzalcoatl SPACE GOD

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    Ah yeah, my mom had a prescription for Xanax and Ativan some years back. She took a Xanax (1mg) and she was gone. This was during some of the worst fires we've had in California when we had to evac from our house, driving on the freeway we were driving by trees on fire... she said she felt really messed up and she only took it once. Hope you're feeling better, Dreamerr.
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  25. kelper

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    Western medicine is largely based on using poisons to counteract poisons - can be a lifesaver sometimes, but what a dangerous balancing act also.
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