Why Childproof Marijuana Containers will help legalization
Posted by Marijuana Doctors on 01/15/2015 in Medical Marijuana Economics
One of the biggest arguments against the legalization of marijuana even as a medical treatment is of course the safety of the children living in the house with the patient consuming cannabis.
Of all the negative factors and arguments against marijuana, this is one of the more acceptable and important concerns, Marijuana cannot be allowed to be consumed by anyone that is not allowed to vote yet for the same reasons, as one is not allowed to handle a vehicle until one has the criteria to use it correctly. Obviously, with the exception of medical applications for minors.
It would not be a wise thing to allow a child to use a substance that might alter neurological development during the growing stages of that child. And what about that curios teenager wanting to fit in getting their hands on your medical marijuana and as a result gets into all kinds of trouble with authorities which could have a detrimental effect on their future. Yes, prohibition will ruin their life.
If anything, the movement trying to legalize cannabis use in all forms must highlight child safety, because that is one of the scapegoats lawmakers use to push back legislation in favor of the legalization of cannabis.
A Testimonial from a Cannabis Consuming Parent
I recently interviewed a parent who consumes cannabis and his concerns over child safety, this is what he had to say:
“Being a regular consumer of cannabis and a father I often contemplate on how to protect my children from accidental early exposure to any amount of cannabis. I believe that anything that matures too fast will also rot fast which is one thing I do not wish upon my children, I desire for them to discover the joys that accompany regular and measured consumption of cannabis. I wish for them to use adult criteria, and assure that recreational use does not turn into recreational abuse. Much in the same way a good red wine is to be enjoyed by adults only and adults must learn how to consume alcohol in a positive manner, so would a person need to learn how to consume cannabis.
This natural allowance could be assured by safeguarding and protecting your kids by child and teen proof marijuana containers only accessible by the person consuming the product.”
The Final Nail in the Coffin
At the moment most parents protect their young ones by keeping the cannabis out of the child’s reach, but as most of us who were kids at some stage in our lives will remember, very few things stay out of children’s reach. So one of the important aspects of getting cannabis out of the hands of the drug dealers and onto the shelves of a local dispensary would defiantly be child safe containers.
Childproof containers might be the final nail in the coffin of those arguing irresponsible parenting when it comes to cannabis consuming parents.