I grew up in a 420 friendly house, so it was always normal to me.
Just like with cigarettes, all kinds of smoking were restricted to outside the house, so kids like me wouldn’t get exposed to the secondhand smoke.
But that was a health and common sense restriction, it was never presented to us that smoking was wrong, immoral, or even illegal. It wasn’t until I was a teenager that my folks told me it was illegal so I had to be careful, and that blew my mind. How could marijuana be illegal, it was a plant we grew in the greenhouse! Don’t get me wrong, I was never allowed to smoke marijuana as a kid, I was just told it was for adults only. In our state the legal age to buy cigarettes was 17 at the time (it’s higher now) so when I turned 17 my folks allowed me to smoke cannabis. They forbid me from smoking tobacco, saying it was too harmful and addictive, but were free about my using marijuana in any form. That was when they had to explain to me that in the square community, recreational marijuana use was illegal at the time. That was some years ago, of course, and I have been able to buy my marijuana legally for the last year or so. It felt weird to have the rest of society finally catch up with my family in the views of cannabis use. I’m glad marijuana is legalized now, but it should have never been criminalized in the first place!