Ask a Stoner: Can parents and their kids smoke pot together?

Dear Stoner: Is there actually a strain known as Polio Pot? A friend was telling me that she'd smoked some and it paralyzed her legs for a while — hence the name. But I'm not sure I buy it — and if it does exist, I don't think I'll be buying any Polio Pot.

Apprehensive in Arvada

Dear AA: Polio pot? That's one I haven't heard in a long time. No, there isn't a strain of pot that literally cripples you like polio for a short time. "Polio pot" is just old slang for really good herb. If you're unable to move after smoking a joint, either you've got no tolerance or you're not smoking marijuana.

Still, myths of this uber-potent pot have been around for decades by one name or another. When I was in high school in the mid-'90s, I had a girlfriend with a brother at boarding school in Florida who would bring home "crippy" weed, which I was told was named for the crippling effects the buds had. Remembering it now, I realize it was just a dark, sticky, indoor Northern Lights hybrid. But in my youthful enthusiasm, I certainly tried to smoke enough to get the rumored effects. (I've since read that the name "crippy" could have come from an old Colombian "creeper" haze.)

It's worth noting that pot can truly help with actual polio. More specifically, pot can help you recover from post-polio syndrome and the nausea, insomnia, muscle spasms, general pain and depression that come with it.

Dear Stoner: Now that recreational pot is legal, I sometimes smoke with my 22-year-old son — but it still feels kind of creepy after telling him for years that he can't go near the stuff. Do you recommend that parents and their (adult) kids smoke together?

Dad or Dude

Dear D or D: Think about it this way — most people wouldn't bat an eye at a father and son having a legal, locally brewed beer together, so why should it be any different now with cannabis in Colorado? As for feeling creepy: Just like you didn't want your kid drinking booze before he was ready for it, you don't want him getting into cannabis use too early, either. No harm there. You're a parent, you worry. That's your job.

But he's an adult now, and so are you. If you both enjoy cannabis, I see no problem in breaking down some societal barriers and burning a spliff with your son.

 
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17 comments
danholan
danholan

...absolutely, up until 21 mandatory...nowadays they can smoke anywhere they like, they still have to share with old man..

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InternationalVaporGroup.com

What kind of question is that, it will be the most sickest thing if you and your parents will smoke pot together.

jaybro33
jaybro33

there was a strain of pot named polio in the late 90 early 2000 around leadvile copper mtn area and it was crippler

Sara Conrad
Sara Conrad

yup, as long as said kid is over 21.. (legally at least).

Mish Desmarais
Mish Desmarais

Yes and it is a pleasant experience. Especially seeing high strung parents relax a little is quite nice.

cornellram53
cornellram53

There is a strain known as the " Frankenstein" " Deer Weed" and " Brown Bomber"

Eric Smiles
Eric Smiles

And that's why your parents are idiots.

Jeremy Hull
Jeremy Hull

Is it ok to drink with your parents/kids? That question is just bullshit. Why do so many smokers still believe some of the propaganda.

Steve Wallace
Steve Wallace

If you smoke with your mom and dad then you also live in their basement.

Jethro Silk
Jethro Silk

I smoke with my mom and dad. In my opinion better to be smoking with them and safe then smoking with people you don't fully know or trust!! :)

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter


Dear Bongsucker,


Is there a strain of pot for Hemorrhoids?


Your pal,

Donkey

 
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