Important note for marijuana consuming parents: Your habit of consuming marijuana would appear through your child’s behavior.
According to a study conducted on California parents, on average, the marijuana-consuming parents directed more disciplined techniques to their offspring than non-consumers did. The disciplined techniques comprise everything from accessing break time to their children to even physical abuse.
Bridget Freisthler—a professor of social work and the study co-author—stated that the legal adaptation of cannabis has been mounting in the US, owing to which the habitual parents could smoke marijuana anywhere, even in front of their children.
Now, the consequences of marijuana consumption for parenthood have become a major concern. Marist College and Yahoo News conducted a survey, through which they found that nearly 54% of marijuana-smoking adults in the US are parents. In addition, most of the parents have children below 18 Years. A few groups of “marijuana-smoking” women claim that smoking helps them to be a better parent.
On a similar note, another study on marijuana use states that around 30% of marijuana smokers may be suffering from “marijuana use disorder” to different extents. One of the types of this disorder involves suffering from withdrawal symptoms, in which a habitual marijuana-smoker feels unease if he/she doesn’t consume the optimum drug.
Therefore, an Australian researchers’ team recently examined cannabis extract comprising two essential ingredients THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). Based on the trial, the researchers claimed that apart from treating multiple sclerosis symptoms, cannabis extract could also be used to help people struggling through marijuana dependence. For evidence, the researchers conducted the test on 128 marijuana smokers. The test was extended to 12 weeks, in which a tongue spray, which comprises optimum levels of cannabis ingredients, was given to participants. This helped the participants to prevent consuming marijuana on a regular basis as they were consuming earlier.
The study findings are available in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.