Dear T2T: I just found out my parents smoke pot and I am really disappointed. They don’t know that I know, but I kind of want to talk to them about it.
Should I bring it up or should I just let the matter go? — Wish I Never Knew
Dear Wish I Never Knew: This is a tough situation to cover. It’s weird to say you’re disappointed in your parents for doing something that is known to be somewhat forbidden.
Let’s start off with some pros and cons for smoking pot. Smoking pot isn’t always fun and games. It makes you feel like you’re on top of the world for a few hours, and poof, you’re back to life. Some may use pot as a “getaway” or an “escape,” meaning blocking off things they don’t want to hear, see or deal with. Using pot can cause you to lose motivation — you may lose all your energy to do anything. It makes you think your life is going slow, but really it’s going full-speed and you’re just being left behind.
Pot? What do we think of when we hear that word? The majority of people think of dumb kids going nowhere in life, but that isn’t always true. Pot can also be used for many other things like stress, sicknesses, aches, pain, etc. There are places where you can go to buy marijuana LEGALLY.
So before you go and assume your parents are just getting high to get high, ask them about it. Ask them what is wrong, and if they are OK. Share with them your worries and concerns.
This is hard, I know, but everything will be OK. Don’t be scared to ask. Good luck and I hope all is well.