Toddlers: 12 - 24 Months

Smoking Pot in front of children

Woman arrested for smoking pot in front of her small children (and 6 months pregnant!)

Some people in CA have a card to legally purchase pot for medical purposes (not saying she does) - but what if a person did, then would they still be arrested for this? Do you think they should be?  Is it different than drinking alcohol in front of your children?  I know many of us do that....

http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2012/05/23/pregnant-el-dorado-co-mom-arrested-for-smoking-pot-in-front-of-daughters/

 

And discuss.....

 

ETA: Sorry, probably not exactly board related.  But thought it would make for interesting discussion.

Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker

Re: Smoking Pot in front of children

  • Legal or not, I don't think people should smoke in front of children.
    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
    image
  • image gsteph88:

    Your children can't get drunk from watching you drink...

    I had a friend when I was 10 (I love personal stories don't I? Such an AW). Her parents would smoke pot in front of them, leave their pot lying around the house, and my friend was constantly embarrassed by her parents, she ended up going to the school counselor and telling her. All of her brothers and sisters were removed from the home and put into foster care. It's not worth it to smoke around your kids. 

     

    This is a very good point.  Even when you are talking just about regular cigarette smoke. 

    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
  • **sigh**  why do people like this get to have 3 kids and soo many others struggle to have just one. 

    image

    PGAL/PAL WELCOME
  • image eddy321:

    Disclaimer: I am very biased about this situation.

    I grew up in a household where pot was grown, smoked, passed around, etc.  I honestly had no idea it was illegal until I was in middle school and my house burned down.  When I got to the house, I saw my dad moving plants from our porch.  When I asked him why, he explained that the fire marshal couldn't see them.

    I also grew up in a family of very severe alcoholics.  I saw people do things under the influence that would damage any child.  IMO, the damage from watching people drink was far worse to me than the damage of watching people smoke illegal pot.

    I am a (mostly) well-adjusted adult.  I've never smoked pot, and I don't really have any desire to.  I don't agree with smoking in front of others in general just because you're then forcing them to deal with your smoke out-put (unlike something like alcohol, which doesn't directly affect those around you).  I don't hang around people smoking, but I'd much rather someone smoke pot in front of my children than cigarettes.  And, honestly, I'd rather my kids watch a bunch of pot heads get stoned than watch alcoholics get drunk (if we're talking extremes).

    I actually might agree with this if it wasn't for the "contact high" part of the equation.  Pot heads seem less dangerous than drunks.  Of course, doing neither (or at least not to the extreme) is obviously the *right* choice.  

     

    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
  • image andreagb:

    **sigh**  why do people like this get to have 3 kids and soo many others struggle to have just one. 

    I often think this when I read these stories too.  There certainly is no justice to it. 

    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
  • rlyttlerlyttle
    Eighth Anniversary 250 Answers 2500 Comments 500 Love Its
    member
    I don't anyone should smoke anything in front of children. I do drink in front of DS, but I wouldn't get drunk in front of him. There is a time and a place for everything. If you like to party, you shouldn't do it around children. 
    AnniversaryBaby Birthday Ticker Ticker
    image         
     MC #1 6/13 (6weeks),  MC #2 8/13 (7weeks)
                        image
                                          Lila Elizabeth EDD 9/28/14
  • skyejoskyejo
    5000 Comments Sixth Anniversary 5 Love Its Combo Breaker
    member
    I have an issue with the smoke being around kids since they can inhale it.  Last night I was hanging out with neighbors and two of them lit up cigars with my pregnant self and our 19mo daughters right there.  Not cool. 
  • my parents smoked in front of me when I was really little and I only vaguely remember it, and they didn't do it when I got older. Neither DH or I smoke anything, so it won't be an issue. My FIL has a prescription but does not do it in front of the grandkids who are at the house all the time.

    Honestly, if she has a prescription I don't think she should be arrested, but if she did not, then I think she should. People are not arrested for smoking cigarettes in front of kids, so I don't think there is grounds to arrest someone for smoking pot with a prescription.

    imageimage
    Lilypie Third Birthday tickers

  • image andreagb:

    **sigh**  why do people like this get to have 3 kids and soo many others struggle to have just one. 

    This argument is completey stupid. 

    /gavel

    Also - I have no problem with weed smoking.  I would not, however, smoke in front of my children.  Not because it's illegal or displaying bad behavior, but because what if something happens to the girls after I've smoked that requires me to drive a vehicle.

     

    I also don't think that simply smoking weed should get your kids taken away from you.  If the weed smoking interferes with your ability to take care of your children, that's one thing.  But toking up on a Friday night the same way other people have a beer or a glass of wine, complete over-reaction to have your kids taken away. 

    imageimage 

    image

    Unable to even.  

    ********************

    You don't understand the appeal of Benedict Cumberbatch / think he's fug / don't know who he is? WATCH SHERLOCK.  Until you do, your negative opinion of him will not be taken seriously.



  • skioskio
    5000 Comments 250 Answers Fifth Anniversary 250 Love Its
    member
    Yeah, but, the second hand smoke, though.
    image Pregnancy Ticker
  • I believe that if she wants to indulge as an adult, go for it, but don't do it in front of your children (the actual act of smoking up).  If she has a medical card to have it/use it, no her children should not be taken away.  If she does not, then I understand why the first move by any authority would be to remove the children.  Long term removal of the children for this incident would be pretty harsh IMO.
    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
  • +SMACE++SMACE+
    Second Anniversary
    member
    I think people who smoke cigarettes near their kids should be arrested also. It's not fair to subject your babies to your vices. 
    Lilypie Second Birthday tickersLilypie Pregnancy tickers
  • +SMACE++SMACE+
    Second Anniversary
    member
    And with drinking, your kids aren't enhaling alcohol. It's not even close to the same thing. 
    Lilypie Second Birthday tickersLilypie Pregnancy tickers
  • +SMACE++SMACE+
    Second Anniversary
    member

    *inhaling. 

    Fuckingbump won't let me edit.

     

    I HATE YOU BUMP! 

    Lilypie Second Birthday tickersLilypie Pregnancy tickers
  • image +SMACE+:
    And with drinking, your kids aren't enhaling alcohol. It's not even close to the same thing. 

    True, but the effects of alcohol on people is completely different from the effects of pot.

    Which is why you rarely, if ever, hear of a domestic violence case where the primary (or only) drug the abuser is using is weed. 

    imageimage 

    image

    Unable to even.  

    ********************

    You don't understand the appeal of Benedict Cumberbatch / think he's fug / don't know who he is? WATCH SHERLOCK.  Until you do, your negative opinion of him will not be taken seriously.



  • +SMACE++SMACE+
    Second Anniversary
    member

    Well, I certainly don't advocate getting high off your ass or drunk off your ass with your kids close by. But I'm not going to abstain from having a glass with supper if I want one. 

    Glass of wine. Not weed. Just to clarify.  

    Lilypie Second Birthday tickersLilypie Pregnancy tickers
  • I think most of us agree that no adult should smoke ANYTHING around children.

     I'm curious how everyone's thoughts change if smoking wasn't involved. What about eating pot laced food?

    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
  • I can't believe this is even a debate.  No, you should not smoke illegal substances around children.  WTF kind of message are you sending them?
    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
  • Like anything else, it depends on the situation.  Casual use, like casual drinking nbd.

    However, my sil smokes pot in front of her daughter all the time.  I am honestly pretty sure my niece has spent a lot of her first three years high because her mom is a pot head. 

    Birthday
  • I am in the dont smoke anything or drink anything or be under any influence around your child club. I believe if you really need to smoke something do it outside on your own time, not during play time, lunch time, dinner time. Your own time. Same as drinking. Why show your kids its ok to do that? I hear/see its ok to let them see it in moderation blah blah but there are still kids and they dont know moderation. Drugs if its illegal - well theres just no arguement there its just that - illegal. Alcohol, im pretty certain there is a law about a kid being under a certain age atleast one parents must be sober while in their supervision, but that just might be Canada. Anyways, do it on your own time not your kids time!
    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
  • delg23delg23 member
    My parents did when I was really young & didn't know what was going on but I have memories from a very young age. Later I just found it in their drawer. I don't smoke pot. If I did, I would definitely not smoke pot around them. Selfish reason...getting caught because kids say things. Unselfish reason... I don't particularly want my children to be influenced to do it and the 2nd hand smoke aspect. As for alcohol being worse, I mostly agree with that but I have drank a beer in front of my son. Sometimes mama needs a drink. It depends on the type of alcohol drinking that is going on. I think a pot head is more likely to do something stupid like leave something dangerous out or forget something. I have smoked pot and I have drank in my past & that is just my perception of my personal reaction to both substances.
    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
  • Just FYI - In Seattle, smoking weed is about as illegal as jaywalking or failing to stop for a stop sign.

    So the "Yeah but, it's illegal though" argument doesn't really hold water here. 

     

    imageimage 

    image

    Unable to even.  

    ********************

    You don't understand the appeal of Benedict Cumberbatch / think he's fug / don't know who he is? WATCH SHERLOCK.  Until you do, your negative opinion of him will not be taken seriously.



  • I smoke cigarettes. I was a music major in college. *cough cough* I have no issues with adults consuming fun stuff. 

    However, I won't smoke anything or drink around the kids. They are simply too much responsibility to be impaired in any way while I am caring for them.

    Lilypie Second Birthday tickersImage and video hosting by TinyPic
  • As a parent, it's my job to stay alert to my child's needs and safety.  I don't think this can happen if a parent is drunk, stoned, high, or whatever. 

    Forget the legal aspects of weed, what if there were a fire, storm, medical emergency, etc. and the parent were impaired and couldn't drive safely? Can you watch your child closely enough to keep them out of things in your home if you're stoned or drunk?  My responsibility to my child trumps anything I might feel I have a right to do.

    Don't get me started on cigarette smoke. No one is smoking anything around my DS. I get all Mama Bear about it.

  • First, I'm pretty sure "contact high" is a myth and more of a placebo effect situation.

    Second, I'm fine with people responsibly partaking in pot related activities. I think smoking in the same room as kids sucks and is dumb.

    Be smart and safe it's pretty simple.

    FotoFlexer_Photo-1 Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
  • I think drinking is fine if it's a glass of wine or a beer.  If you are going to drink until you are drink until you are drunk, then no that is not okay. It's setting a poor example and it's unsafe if you are taking care of a child. 

    I don't think pot should be smoked anywhere near a child.  I don't think anyone should be exposed to second hand smoke. It's also illegal and I'm a law follower so I wouldn't personally do it anyway.  I don't ever want to have to explain to my children why mommy was arrested.   I'm also a teacher, so that would not go over well.  I do think it is odd that I would probably lose my job if caught with pot, but not if I got drunk while caring for my children.  That's just the way it is though.  

     Lilypie - (F3i3)
     
     

    Lilypie Fourth Birthday tickers


    Daisypath Anniversary tickers
Sign In or Register to comment.
Choose Another Board
Search Boards