Should you smoke weed with your grown kids?

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.

Most boomers tried marijuana at some point in their younger years, even if they didn’t inhale (yeah, right). Some have taken an occasional “toke” over the past few decades, some haven’t gone near the stuff again and some never stopped smoking pot.

With considerably relaxed laws and the legalization of marijuana in eight states (Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon and Washington) and Washington, D.C., marijuana use is now on the rise among people over 50. Here’s the conundrum for boomers: If and when (and where) it is legal, is it OK to smoke marijuana with the very children you cautioned about saying ‘no’ to drugs throughout their childhoods? Some of these same adult children are offering pot to their parents and suggesting smoking it together.

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