Not everyone will be lucky enough to smoke weed with their parents at some point in their lives, and it’s a shame. One of the best parts of becoming an adult is being able to do things in front of and with your parents that you couldn’t do while growing up. And let’s be honest, most of our parents spent so much time denying their pot use and other means of experimentation in their day, that the idea of smoking weed together can seem awkward. But it doesn’t have to be! Smoking weed with the ‘rents can be very liberating, as well as enlightening.
1. It’s a supreme bonding experience
Once a parent is down to smoke with you, it’s almost like you’re making a brand-new friend. Not only does pot lower your own inhibitions, but it also lowers your parent’s. This enhanced connection makes your parent seem much more human.
But be ready, this new sense of openness and honesty with mom or dad could clue you into some things you might not be prepared for: family secrets, revelations from a long time ago that you were protected from, and even intimate details about their personal lives that you’ll either be happy to relate to, or disgusted by. You were warned.
2. You might open up a bit more than normal, too
Again, the humanizing effect of cannabis can’t be beaten. As close as some of us may be to our parents, most of them still don’t know everything about us. Some good bud might make you confess about that time you snuck in your boyfriend or girlfriend.
What’s more, you could end up getting a few things off of your chest, and what better way to unload years’ worth of baggage than while blazing with a parent, right?
3. Your parents know more than you think
You can offer your mom and dad some of the best dank you can afford, but don’t be surprised if they complain about your rolling abilities, bong type or the quality of weed itself.
It’s entirely possible that your parents still remember what works best for them. Don’t be shocked if mom snatches those rolling papers and shows you how to do it the ‘old-school’ way.
4. Vaporizing with dabs or concentrates may not work for many parents
Sure, we all love the newer and less harsh means of smoking cannabis, but that doesn’t mean our parents will appreciate them. Our parents are of a different generation, so if you want to open up this new avenue to your relationship, start with a simple joint and take it from there.
5. They may finally see you as an adult
You’ll always be their baby, but there’s something so satisfying about smoking weed with your parents because it allows you to cross that adult/child threshold (even if you’re already well into adulthood).
At the very least, smoking with your parents makes it okay for you to finally assert how grown up you are now without having to say so. Enjoy the moment though, because it’s temporary. You’re still expected let them know you made it home okay, sorry!