Marijuana buds are higher in THC than other parts of the plant and are sold at a premium. As marijuana has been increasingly bred to produce more buds, you may find this type of marijuana in your home. It is probably much more potent than the average street-grade weed.
Whether or not adolescents become involved in drugs—or stay involved—may be related to their parents’ attitudes about drug use. Having a matter-of-fact, rational discussion with your child about marijuana may be the best way to approach the situation.
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Forty-four percent of all students have tried weed by 12th grade according to the National Institutes of Health. That means that your child probably has friends who are smoking marijuana or at least know someone who is.
If your child is using marijuana, you may be likely to find rolled joints of marijuana cigarettes. You may also find rolling papers. Your child may claim that these are hand-rolled tobacco cigarettes, which would also be a concern.
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You may find a small amount of marijuana your child has acquired for personal use to smoke. It is probably readily available in your community.
First of all, don’t over-react. Before you force your child into a professional drug treatment program that you may not be able to afford and they may not even need, take a step back and try to evaluate the situation.
Parents may want to know what marijuana looks like in all stages of development and use. See photos that can help you check what you find at home.
Control your grow environment to exclude molds and mildews.
Obviously for outdoor marijuana growers this isn’t completely possible.
If I catch someone trying to rip off my marijuana, and especially if they threaten me or my crew with physical harm or narking my location, I’d be likely to injure the person or otherwise immobilize them… perhaps permanently.
Each of us has to decide how hardcore we’re going to be when we’re protecting our marijuana crops and ourselves from human enemies.
I’ve camped near my outdoor marijuana gardens, put listening devices and/or visual surveillance remote cameras in and around my marijuana gardens, put “No Hunting/No Trespassing” signs in a wide area around my grow perimeter, and used other methods to be aware of or scare people away from my marijuana plants.
Outdoors you cannot control rainfall or humidity, unless you’re growing marijuana in a greenhouse.
Keeping marijuana growing conditions in ideal range for temperature, humidity, and cleanliness is a big step towards preventing some pest infestations, but you can’t control conditions in outdoor marijuana gardens.
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