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How to Talk to Your Kids About Marijuana

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Most moms and dads think nothing of sipping a glass of wine at the family dinner table. Now that lighting up a joint in the Evergreen State should no more raise alarm than an after-work gin and tonic, will parents take the same no-big-deal attitude toward both? As moms and dads figure out how to negotiate marijuana's transition from illegal drug to just another ho-hum way to unwind, TIME sought advice from experts on how to incorporate pot into parenting (the full magazine story is available to subscribers here).

"In some families, it's possible for parents to drink alcohol or smoke marijuana or both and still have their teens make good decisions," says Roger Roffman, a professor emeritus of social work at the University of Washington (UW) who has studied interventions for high schoolers who use pot. "In principle, if parents can drink alcohol or smoke marijuana responsibly...

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