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Parents That Vape

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

  1. Deja Vu

    Deja Vu stay true to yourselves

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    Me and my partner just smoke aromatic/remedial herbs together, and we aren't too concerned about the little one looking at it as if it is something 'bad'.
    As far as I'm concerned it's just a less watery version of making a tea with your favourite herbs and flavours, and even if we were smoking weed it would be responsibly. In fact I hope when she is a bit older (she is only 3 months at the moment) that she will be able to try different herbs such as rose petals and lavender and actually 'taste' and feel all of the beautiful flowers that she will no doubt be visually amazed by also. My little botanist in the making! :lol:

    Then when she is 16 she can smoke whatever she wants with my hand-me-down as long as it is responsibly and in an educated environment :) (as long as it isn't meth)

    Also as a side note: a lot of people I know who had smoker parents can still recognise the smell of weed from their childhood, and it relaxes and comforts them :)
     
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  2. TeeJay1952

    TeeJay1952 Well-Known Member

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    My kids had to peel roaches for offences against the crown. (it was the early 70s)
     
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  3. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    How can smoking ANYTHING be considered a responsible act when done around an infant. What the fuck?? Why in the hell would you consciously want to expose your baby to carcinogens?
     
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  4. Deja Vu

    Deja Vu stay true to yourselves

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    I meant VAPING. We don't smoke/burn anything around her. My mistake. I'm still in that transitional phase in regards to my lingo when it comes to that stuff. I used to be a heavy bong smoker when I was younger and only recently (after a 2 year drug-free detox) got into vaporising non-psychoactive herbs.
    I'm guessing vapers don't use the term 'smoke up' or 'smoke a bowl' :lol:
     
  5. Crumpet

    Crumpet Active Member

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    My husband and I use these terms with each other, and we've only ever vaped (I blame mass media for the lingo! :D). But when I'm talking with other people about it (which isn't often), I'm careful to use the "proper" terminology - because most anyone I talk to is still on the combustion train.

    As for the subject of the thread, I don't have kids myself. Should such a thing ever happen though, I'm glad I read this thread - it's got some great advice in it.
     
  6. ren.dnb

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    I have 3 kids. I used to have a little area out in my garage where I would rip bong hits. Since I started vaping I never go out there anymore. Now I just sit at my desk and vape off my MFLB or Firewood 2.1, and keep everything hidden in my hutch. When the kids are up and say its a Saturday, I'll only vape at my desk if they're outside playing or upstairs.

    Other times when I need to be discrete, I'll vape outside on the porch.
     
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  7. 4tokin

    4tokin Well-Known Member

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    It has been an interesting read.
    My kids are 16 and 20 and have no idea about my extra curricular activities. Where I am from it is still illegal so with that alone I am not prepared to burden them with my crimes. The day is fast approaching for the talk.
    To those who vape in the presence of minors is I feel is fraught with danger. 2nd hand vapor can easily be breathed in by said minors or residual THC on furnishings has the potential for absorption through the skin. Now it would not take a lot of 2nd hand contact for an minor to have a small background THC reading in the blood. I know it sounds far fetched but one of my concerns was if I got raided community services would likely become involved and kids are found in a drug house den they will test the minors and we all know where a +ve thc swab in a minor will lead to.
     
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  8. Deja Vu

    Deja Vu stay true to yourselves

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    Far out. Is there any conceivable reason why you would be raided? If you haven't told your kids then I guess you are pretty discreet about your vaping. I'd like to hope the odds of being spontaneously raided are very small :uhoh:
     
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  9. max

    max Bingo Coordinator Staff Member

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    That's really not the case. Any decent drug testing company sets a high enough limit to screen out 2nd hand/incidental absorption, and even a heavy dose of 2nd hand THC (which still wouldn't trip the meter) is gone in a day or two.
     
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  10. 4tokin

    4tokin Well-Known Member

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    I know it sounds harsh but that is just part of my risk management. In this day and age the law does not need much of a reason to stick there noses into your affairs.
    Seeing the daughter and her friends have the hip 420 thing happening I plan to sit them down on 420 next year for the talk so I can come out of the closet. My son manages the local chicken joint while at uni and he lets the cook out from time to time to blaze up as he cooks the chicken so well it looks like the pics and even tastes good.

    Max you may be right but it is some where I am not prepared to go.
     
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  11. TeeJay1952

    TeeJay1952 Well-Known Member

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    I had a friend (hard to believe) who was a hustler. Always slinging and middlemanning. He was hidden while I have always been out of the 4:20 closet. We ride together for years and I told him "Man, I can't believe that you believe that the kids don't know. Dad comes home, snarls at everyone, goes into garage, green cloud ensues and then Dad returns and wants to play Candyland!" Eventually he broke down and had the talk. His 13 daughter said" Is that why we are poor?" These folks were middle class. (Suburban Life). He was so mad at me. I said it was the years of lying and no preparation that caused misinformation.
     
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  12. 4tokin

    4tokin Well-Known Member

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    My wife and I are stumped as how they have no idea. If they new she would have heard about it. As to our financial appearance I run a frugal ship and they know it.
     
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  13. crawdad

    crawdad floatin

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    im commenting on a situation i know little about (specific person) but i would not classify keeping certain things from your children as lying, sounds real judgmental of a parenting decision. im sure not being prepared enough for the convo will no doubt lead to issues, but its not like the logic of a 13 year old ("so is that why we are poor") is hard to respond to and clear up. little girl wants her pony daddy wants his rocket ship, now eat your veggies.
     
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  14. max

    max Bingo Coordinator Staff Member

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    Nothing wrong with playing it safe.
     
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  15. t-dub

    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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    My spouse gets random drug tested all the time, its aggressive, 3 times this year that I can remember. She sits in the same room I vape in, complains about the smell, and has never tested positive. You simply can't get the required DOSE to even register. Skin contact or oral administration with a tincture or edible obviously should be avoided.
     
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  16. Adobewan

    Adobewan Well-Known Member

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    Our laws and programs like D.A.R.E. create a scenario where many parents who use must lie to their children to provide them with plausible deniability.
    Many value the truth but are coerced into withholding it, or worse, lying to their kids.
    Hopefully change is near!
     
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  17. Ital meditation

    Ital meditation New Member

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    Hey, hopefully it's cool to bring up an old thread. But this is a topic that really interests me. Always cool to hear from fellow parents who vape, especially those that live in more conservative societies than the U.S. Have two young kids and live in a very prohibitionist country in Northern Europe that frowns upon the herb. I try to keep my vaporizing to myself, with the exception of fellow expats who also partake. Keep everything under lock and key and try to be as stealthy as possible. Though lately I've vaping a bit outside. Been struggling with wanting to normalize the cannabis culture but at the same time conscious about being a responsible parent. How do you all deal with this dilemma?
     
  18. TeeJay1952

    TeeJay1952 Well-Known Member

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    I tried to raise my kids to have critical thinking. I drummed into them the idea that everyone has a perspective and it is our job as a person to dig though the lies (real or imagined), misinformation and advertizing to find the kernel of truth within. Life is a shared experience but we decide what is relevant. I was (and remain) a big pothead. I relished showing regular folks that we are not that bad, not that different and maybe just maybe are ok people. However, (there is always a however) I have spent the majority of my life doing what I want and finding the path of least resistance is "Keep It Quiet!" So there you have it. Two diametrically opposed answers from the same person. That my friend is life in a nutshell.
     
  19. invisiblefriend

    invisiblefriend Well-Known Member

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    well ... I'm not too great on how Peepz JUDGE especially in my area (living in NYC suburb) fake peeps and they seem 2 talk about this n that .... behind your back -- n kids talk too of course

    aside that --- n many other reasons ---

    I felt the need to be honest with my now 11 year old son very young ! very very young -- he is aware - understands

    a side note was my father was murdered in a drunk driving hit n run and going through that put an interesting perspective on prohibition within my family -- especially since I used as medicine for years -- as opposed to the bottles of opiates i could be handed when I want from dr.'s ???? which is ok -- and i guess it is ok since thc still illegal ?? crazy!

    I wanted him to be aware and understand as best as he can --- especially as his friends and he come home talking about beer and drinking like its nothing yet -- and the kids -- from school n tv shows they are so anti -Marijuana I'm usually surprised --- n i don't wanna be the pied piper !!!!!!! of the hood -- lol :rofl:

    but it amazes me of peeps' feelings here and after losing my dad that way with alcohol jeeez--- and also having to hide and be scared of my vape meds is crazy as well ??:lol: so honesty to my son was only way to me ! It is just my son and I against the world so he needs to be on same page as me n have honesty -- kids r soooo very smart n know more than we can imagine ! and know when they lied to --

    But I honestly try and be as open and honest with my son and actually I have told him the deal ever since he smelt that first strange smell at the concert or park as a lil boy ????? i see how too many cannot be this open .... our society does it to us--

    (a crazy side note -- i visited my brother this wknd -- he has daughter same age --- ) the parents still will not talk to them about this subject at all and will not admit to medicating --- they will not even discuss -- its horrible --- yet I just see her walking hand n hand with her first boyfriend at 11 ??? I can only wonder OUTloud if anyone discussed some other issues with the young girl ?????? I cannot imagine a true discussion has happened if they are not comfy enough to talk about medicine ????

    im gong back this week to have a talk about some important issues ( she is like my own daughter ! :) )


    but back to ? at hand -- sorry to go off subject --

    I would not combust around my son especially due to smell and stigma in my area -- i wouldn't want it to make his clothes smell-- or worse !

    but I stopped combusting 4 years ago now at least and now only concentrates for a year now so the "smell" is all but gone -- and it makes huge change inn the hut ! i cannot believe the difference in (smell factor)

    i used to have to care so much regardless of what my son is educated in -- the lingering smell was a bad deal -

    but now ---- I do not do it -- in front of him anyways==== not in front of his face -- ( I've never smoked tobacco once ever at all !!!- ) so it is a weird way to take meds for me -- and i don't like the comparison to smoking --so 4 that reason i keep away a lil bit --


    I keep vaporizing to my music and video studio rooms (needs a knock by kids)---- and my bedroom of course (since i can hear footsteps :)

    and its honestly because i don't want anyone seeing something touching my lips except a sexy pair of other lips ??? :) no need to see me smoking -- i don't like "smoking" -- nothing else seems right -- but necessary for my meds 4 now :)

    so i just hide the look of smoking from eyes ............ aside that --- all ok --- in my family ---

    respect to each n everyones family situation and business !!!! :)
     
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