A few weeks ago I had what is called a “come to Jesus” talk with my daughter.
She is not a kid anymore, just turned 18, so it was time to come clean about a couple of things and start treating her like an adult.
The talk had nothing to do with religion, by the way. If you’ve never heard the term before, it means a heartfelt and open plea for understanding… or else! For the last couple of years she has been growing suspicious of me and my social life, so it actually felt good to tell her what was going on. The truth is that her father grew cannabis for himself and a small circle of close friends, and I had been doing so for her whole life. To say she was shocked was an understatement, because it wasn’t just finding out that her father smoked marijuana but most other adults in her life did, too! She admitted to me that she had been using a vape pen, but I told her she should try out plain old cannabis instead. I understand that vaping is the new craze, and maybe it’s great, I don’t know, what I do know is that nothing beats cannabis in its raw form. Freshly plucked and dried cannabis buds are as good as it gets. We had to laugh about how I had been growing, using, and giving away cannabis for literally her entire life, and she had no idea. I’m not telling her to smoke cannabis, but if she is going to it might as well be with me.