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Home Grown: How should you talk to your kids about pot?




This photo taken on June 16, 2017 shows four-year-old Arielle Harding sitting on the sofa with her father Tim as he holds a container of medical marijuana at their home in Newcastle, 160km north of Sydney.
This photo taken on June 16, 2017 shows four-year-old Arielle Harding sitting on the sofa with her father Tim as he holds a container of medical marijuana at their home in Newcastle, 160km north of Sydney.
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With Prop 64 passed, making the sale and use of recreational marijuana legal in California, the state has had to make some adjustments.

There have been debates on how to advertise, where to sell and even plans for a “pot theme park.” But with pot officially legal for adult recreational use on Jan. 1 in the state, different family conversations on smoking weed may come to the surface. Parents who partake may have open conversations about pot use in a way they haven’t before.

So what should those discussions consist of? Will talks with your kids about weed be similar to talks about alcohol? What’s the best way to educate teens or small children on recreational marijuana? What questions have your kids brought up and how did you handle that?

AirTalk wants to know how you’ll broach the subject of pot use with your kids. Call us at 866-893-5722.

Here's what some AirTalk listeners are saying:

Also, how much does Larry know about marijuana? Check out this video and find out: 

https://www.youtube.com/embed/0eiBZUGG5TU

Guest:

Jacob Margolis, science reporter at KPCC, who’s done a lot of reporting on the impending legalization of recreational marijuana