Here's a kid's book about weed, It's Just A Plant, in which Jackie wakes up & finds her parents smoking marijuana, and asks what they're doing.
Mama says it's too complicated to explain that late at night, but they'll take a field trip tomorrow and she'll tell Jackie all about it.
Next day she does.
They visit a greenhouse where marijuana is grown for medical purposes, a clinic where the doctors explain what it's used for (and the problems involved in getting proper medical-grade marijuna, due to our whack-job laws), and have other fine dope-related adventures, including finding some guys smoking joints in the park and getting advised to stop that by the nice policemen.
The nice policemen tell Jackie that yes, sadly, smoking dope is against the law. The nice policemen agree with Jackie's mama that this is really too bad, and hope for saner laws in the near future.
I gotta tell you, I find this book highly amusing.
Can't decide whether to order one for the kid yet though.
I'm reminded of when my students asked me, a few years ago, if I smoked dope.
It's in my contract that I'm not allowed to encourage my students to use drugs or alcohol (s0mething that also amuses me highly).
On the other hand, I'm a product of the enlightenment doctrine. I don't lie to students. Ever. Damn it.
So what I said was, "Well, not anymore."
They found this highly amusing.
I was reading a Christian book on child-rearing? It had a section, dealing with what Christian parents who had, ah, shady backgrounds should do when their kids asked them that question? "Daddy, have you ever smoked dope?"
I bet you can guess what the author of that book advised the parents to do.
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