Ted S. Warren, AP
Our take: As marijuana has become legal in Colorado and Washington parents across the nation look for new ways to talk about drug abuse with their kids. Amita Parashar from NPR writes about the complications that may arise with families and marijuana being legal in two states:
"Parents drill certain warnings into their children: don't drink, don't smoke and don't do drugs. But those conversations have gotten tougher now that two states, Colorado and Washington, have decriminalized some recreational marijuana use.
'Trying to explain this to my 9-year-old is hard,' said Tami deBellis of Olympia, Wash. She's a mother who shared her thoughts with NPR's Tell Me More on Facebook. 'I explained the benefits for some critically ill patients and adults if used legally. [It was] probably way above his grade level.'"
Read more about Easing Marijuana laws complicates parents talk with kids on NPR.
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