What’s your opinion on how old somebody should be the first time they smoke marijuana? And how can I be more open about weed to a family that looks down on weed?
My personal opinion is that 18 years old is a good age. Your brain is still developing but you are an adult at that point. I'm all for CBD being used at any age because there's so many benefits with it. But as far as THC, prior to adulthood could affect your brain negatively. And all the die hard stoners are going to deny marijuana can have negative effects, but it can. So if you're under 18, I would recommend trying more CBD products instead, only because it minimize any negative longterm effects.
As far as being more open to your family, I would say if you can prove that marijuana isn't affecting you negatively and that you're still taking care of the things you need to, it would help them get rid of those negative judgements. Show them the medical benefits if you smoke it for medical/mental health reasons. Use articles that are well researched with good sources, not opinion pieces. Also remind them that marijuana is nowhere near as harmful as tobacco, alcohol, pills, and hard drugs (again use good articles). Maybe even get them some CBD products they can use to ease them into changing their opinion (since they won't get high off of it). Be more open about how it helps you and why you use it. Hopefully this can help change their opinion.
My Gf wants me to spend time with her family but i dread going to her parents' house every time. What to do?
Recently I’ve come to the conclusion that I hate spending time with my gf’s family. Whenever it’s brought up to me that we have to go to her parents house my mood automatically goes bad and I’m just annoyed by everything. Whenever we go there we spend hours there, sometimes we even wash clothes over there and I’m on my phone bored. I’d rather be home or have them come over so I won’t have to feel uncomfortable and bored by myself over there. There’s always some sort of excuse for both of us to have to go there and it takes away a huge chunk of my off days that I feel I work very hard for. She usually goes and messes with her little brothers/sisters, then goes off to talk to her mom, then to her step dad, then about 4 hours later she’s finally ready to go home and I’ve just been hating my life the entire time. My gf wants me to be a family guy, who loves to be around everyone, but I’m feeling like I might be the complete opposite and it scares me because I know how important me being that guy is to her, and of course I want everything to work with us we’ve been together over 4 years. But this thing is driving me insane and i feel she’s maybe catching the hint that I dread being around her family and would rather be alone at home, but that’s just how I feel. How do I make everyone happy?