I was raised in a 420 friendly property, so it was constantly normal to me.
Just like cigarettes, all kinds of smoking was restricted to outside the property. This was so the youngsters wouldn’t be exposed to secondhand smoke, but that was a health plus common sense restriction, it was never presented to us that smoking was a terrible thing, immoral, or even illegal. It wasn’t until I was a teenager that my folks finally told me it was illegal so I had to be extremely careful, plus that totally blew my mind… How could marijuana be illegal, it was simply a plant the people I was with and I grew in the greenhouse! Don’t get me wrong, I was never actually permitted to smoke marijuana as a kid, I was just told it was for adults only. In our state the legal age to get cigarettes was 17 at the time (it’s higher now) so when I became 17 my folks said that it was fine to smoke cannabis. They did not allow me to smoke tobacco though, saying it was too harmful plus addictive. They were definitely cool with me using marijuana in any form. That was when they had to explain to me that in the community, recreational marijuana use was completely illegal at the time. That was a little while ago, of course, plus I have been able to pick up my marijuana legally for the last year or so. It felt rather odd to have the rest of society finally catch up with my family in the views of cannabis use. I’m really thankful that marijuana is legalized now, but it should have never been criminalized in the beginning!