We’ve all heard news reports about kids taken away from parents who grow or use marijuana.
Parents who smoke cigarettes, drink booze, take pharmaceuticals, have firearms in the home, or give their kids junk food… nobody arrests them.
But if a parent gets caught with a joint, her or she is often declared an unfit parent, charged with “endangering a minor,” and the kids are sent to foster homes, where they sometimes get abused.
If you’re growing marijuana, it’s even worse. Extra felony charges are laid on: “Manufacturing a controlled substance in the presence of a minor.” “Maintaining a drug house.” “Furnishing drugs to a minor.”
Again, families are torn apart just because someone smokes or grows a plant!
Or because a parent saves her kid’s life by giving the child high-CBD marijuana to prevent deadly seizures.
The constant propaganda is that marijuana users and growers are bad parents. I beg to differ.
In fact, I say professional medical marijuana growers make the best parents. Here are just three of the many reasons why…
Marijuana Growers Are Masters at Paying Attention and Sensing Needs
Unlike human children, our marijuana plants can’t speak our language. They can’t even squeal, cry, run a fever, or fling poop at us.
That’s why marijuana growers develop super-sensitivity that helps them decipher whether their canna-babies are happy or suffering.
Coupled with this special empathy is the enhanced ability to focus on the needs of the green friends who provide us our THC and other cannabinoids.
Being attentive and training yourself to have intuitive ability to detect what’s wrong, before your loved ones explicitly tell you what’s wrong… those are just some of the valuable parenting skills you uniquely acquire from raising marijuana plants.
Marijuana Growers Are Dedicated to Domestic Safety, Security and Sanity That Protects Children
Professional marijuana growers rehab their homes from top to bottom — from electrical panels to air circulation to security risks — to ensure their home really is their safe castle.
We remove old insulation, wiring, furnaces, air conditioners, lighting, carpets, plumbing, drywall…and replace them with premium materials to make our grow houses a pristine fortress that blocks human, animal, insect and microbial intruders.
We use the latest climate control, water filtration, security systems and air filtration. A hydroponics grow house is a clean machine when we do it right.
In our personal lives as parents and community members, professional marijuana growers live under the radar. We’re quiet, invisible, and out of sight.
We follow all traffic laws. We don’t call attention to ourselves.
We’re the ideal neighbors who don’t have annoying barking dogs, who don’t have loud parties, who don’t flick cigarette butts into the street in front of our house.
Marijuana growers are good citizens!
In contrast to the lie they tell about “grow houses are always a risk for fire, mold and chemicals, a terrible place for kids,” the homes and lifestyles of the many professional marijuana growers who are my friends and associates are cleaner, safer, and saner than the average non-hydroponics home!
Medical Marijuana Parents Understand Nutrition, Health & Proper Environment
Children — whether plants or human — face bad guys at every turn.
Whether it’s perv coaches, wacky neighbors, diseases, air pollution, GMO-laden junk food, foul water, intense heat or cold…our kids are growing up in a harsh, Darwinian world.
To the rescue, marijuana growers try to make our world as nice as possible.
We’re “eliminators of harsh.” We’re providers of Nature’s own Kind medicine.
Sometimes it takes a little extra work to make sure that you’re a good parent while growing marijuana.
Smart growers sometimes rent, co-share or buy a second location so they don’t have a grow room in the home with their kids. It’s all about what’s best for the little ones.
Medical marijuana growers sometimes find out the hard way that in your hydroponics marijuana grow room, what you give is what you get.
By providing premium hydroponics nutrients, purified air, reverse osmosis water, ideal temps and humidity, clean grow room environment, we do our absolute best to give our plants what they need.
We witness what happens when we give them inferior food, care, or environment — they crash and burn. There goes the happy harvest. Not the outcome you wanted, right?
Same is true when you’re raising kids. As with marijuana plants, genetics play a role in outcomes. Messy grow room and bad nutrients can ruin outcomes even if you’re growing the best cannabis genetics.
Similarly, if a parent gives kids a Jerry Springer/junk food/trashy home environment, a troubled child could be the result.
Give your kids the healthiest food, great home environment, lots of love and attention, you’ve done your best, and in many cases your best is way better than parents who wouldn’t know an HID from a Kush clone.
What you find is that taking good care of medical marijuana plants schools you for taking good care of children.
Of course, I’ve met losers in all walks of life, including a few marijuana growers who are lousy parents for their kids and their marijuana plants.
But I know dozens of marijuana growers who raise their human children and cannabis children with more attentiveness, love, and optimized environment than you see amongst non-marijuana growing parents.
It comes from raising cannabis plants you deeply love and care about.
Parenting skilles come from what you learn about effort and determination when you have a tray full of sick clones, plants infested with mites, or your reservoir pump breaks… so you stay up all night making sure your plants are taken care of, trying to save your season.
That’s perfect training for when your baby has colic and is screaming for hours, or when your kid comes down with the flu.
So now if you ever hear someone say medical marijuana growers are “bad parents,” you can proudly reply: No way! Growing marijuana makes you a superior parent. People who’ve never grown marijuana could learn a thing or two about parenting from those of us who are marijuana growers!