Parents are supposed to be setting good examples for their kids, but if they’re worried about them eventually falling into drugs, they may want to look at themselves in the mirror. According to new research out of Columbia University, more moms and dads are smoking marijuana, which is particularly interesting since fewer are actually smoking cigarettes than in the past.
The research finds that the amount of moms and dads smoking weed went from 11% in 2002 to 17% in 2015, while the number of marijuana smoking parents with kids at home went from 5% to 7% in the same time frame.
While the study doesn’t reveal where the parents are smoking, or how far away from their kids they are when the do it, there is concern that all this parental pot smoking can expose kids to second-hand smoke. The effects of second-hand pot smoke aren’t as well known cigarettes, but a previous study claimed a minute of exposure could impair vascular functions up to 90 minutes.
Source: New York Post