A Lot Of American Parents Are Cool With Recreational Pot Smoking

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pot in bagThis isn’t your parents’ house (assuming that your parents weren’t the laid back hippy types). As irked as your own mothers and fathers may have been about marijuana in your day (à la OMG DO I SMELL CRACK ON YOU?), today’s set aren’t nearly as straight-laced, suggests a new survey.

The Huffington Post reports that “a majority of American parents support medical marijuana legalization, and nearly half support legalization for recreational use.”

The study, “Marijuana: It’s Legal, Now What?” reportedly cites new pot laws for incentivizing a proper gauge on where Americans stand on weed:

“With marijuana now legal for recreational use in Colorado and Washington State, for medical use in 18 states and the District of Columbia, and effectively decriminalized in 14 states, it’s clear that society’s approach to marijuana is changing dramatically,” the authors wrote.

Seventy percent of respondents said they favor medical marijuana legalization, 52 percent favor marijuana decriminalization and 42 percent favor legalization for recreational use. The Partnership interviewed 1,603 adults, 1,200 of whom were parents of children ages 10 to 19.

While medicinal marijuana for children is still a hotly debated sphere of parenting, I’d go so far as to say that the after bedtime smoke between hardworking parents is not*. True, there is always some sanctimommy waiting in the comment thread to pot-/wine-/cocktail-shame any of you who so much as stray from conventional mom de-stressing activities like washing your baseboards. But a large of chunk of you would, seemingly, not call the mommy police.

*depending on your parenting circles

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