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Old Oct 6th, 2014, 06:24 AM   21
BabyMamma93
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this thread has been on my mind all weekend..
to me it doesn't make sense to self meditate for anxiety, weed makes you paranoid, it makes your heart beat faster, it can cause panic attacks, and smoking weed is known to cause anxiety, so i don't understand why you would consider taking weed to help with anxiety.
of corse im not judging you nor am i saying absolutely do not smoke weed, bcos i you want to you will anyway, i guess its just been on my mind alot and i needed to get this out!



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Old Oct 6th, 2014, 09:11 AM   22
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I wouldn't. I couldn't risk getting my son taken off me, no way.



 
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Old Oct 7th, 2014, 06:18 AM   23
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i will just add.
i didnt think there was a risk of having children removed if you smoke the odd joint?



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Old Oct 7th, 2014, 08:19 AM   24
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. I am in the U.S. and my friend got her child taken away because she would not go to school, she is 16.. I don't know how it is anywhere else, but here, it is possible to have them taken away not permanently , but temporarily and that is enough reason for me, why I would never do something very irresponsible.. JMO



 
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Old Oct 7th, 2014, 14:51 PM   25
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Surely there is a risk of the child or at least social services getting involved as its illegal in most places.



 
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Old Oct 8th, 2014, 04:30 AM   26
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You would assume that smoking it alone is no reason to take them away and that they would look into everything else, like if you smoke but are able to look after your home and children or not? I have no idea though!



 
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Old Oct 8th, 2014, 05:21 AM   27
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You would assume that smoking it alone is no reason to take them away and that they would look into everything else, like if you smoke but are able to look after your home and children or not? I have no idea though!
I guess it comes down to what they will consider as neglect. It might be that smoking weed when you are in sole charge of your children is enough to constitute neglect.



 
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Old Oct 8th, 2014, 06:08 AM   28
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I smoke it. I have OCD/health anxiety and depression. I find myself much calmer and able to withstand more stress and in turn it helps me be a better parent. It doesn't compromise that at all, for me.



 
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Old Oct 8th, 2014, 09:04 AM   29
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It depends on where you live, and what the laws state for your locality. Where I live (Iowa, U.S.), smoking pot in the presence of a minor (which doesn't necessarily mean IN FRONT of the child...one has to basically be smoking it under the same roof while the child is there in the house) is considered child abuse under Iowa code. This can get your kids removed (usually temporarily), and I've seen it happen. But again, it depends on where you live, and the law in your area.



 
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Old Oct 9th, 2014, 21:41 PM   30
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As this is in the teen parenting section, I'm going to guess you're at least still young, if not a teen.

There are a lot of good reasons to choose some other method for dealing with anxiety and stress than taking drugs, not least of which is that as a teenager, smoking weed is literally damaging your brain and affecting it for decades to come. Human brains are not fully mature until the mid-20s, and using drugs to deal with stress now may mean that in the future you find it much harder to deal with anxiety without drugs, and have to take larger and larger doses for the same effect. It also increases your risk of developing other psychiatric disorders, like schizophrenia and depression.

I am not personally against weed, I would be happy to see it decriminalised even though I don't enjoy it myself. But I do think it's risky to use it regularly as a young person.

You could try learning meditation, having counselling, spending more time exercising, or talking to a doctor about prescription medication as proven alternatives for decreasing anxiety.



 
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