Smoking Pot Around the Kids

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smoking pot around kidsCafeMoms already have strong opinions about smoking pot...But this Florida news story about a mom who allowed her boyfriend to smoke marijuana around her toddler adds a whole new level of controversy...

According to the Crestview News Bulletin, 20-year-old Autumn Marie Carney allowed her boyfriend, Chris, to smoke pot in the presence of her 16-month-old child. Police reported that the house smelled like pot smoke. She said:

"Chris only smokes weed in the house every once in a while, around the baby. He just smokes a little bit, and I didn't think it was a big problem."

She was arrested for felony child neglect and possession of marijuana. Her boyfriend was also charged with neglect and possession (as well as a host of other offenses that occurred during his arrest).

What do you think of this story and the neglect charge?

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TheFr... TheFringe

Regardless of which side of the fence you fall on I think smoking of any kind in front of the kids is wrong.

MomKats MomKats

people should just mind there damn business... millions of people drink in front of there kids... and its ok, they sell beer at disneyland for crying out loud... your kids are YOUR kids and what u do in front of them is no bodies business but yours, whether its right or wrong!!!

numbe... number1mom1804

I feel the neglect charge is a little harsh.  I mean, it was her boyfriend who smoked around the baby and not her right?!  I believe when you are around your kids you are in parent mode and if you like to drink or smoke, whatever have you, you should designate to a "special time"....My hubby and I love to drink but we only do it when the kids are at a sitter or sleeping.  We would never do it around or in front of them!!!

elism... elismom122003

Ok, people drink around their kids, but it isn't getting to their children like marijuana is. It is other poeple's business when you neglect your children because someone has to care even if you don't. I think that is a pathetic excuse momkats to just be lazy and not better yourself because you don't put your kids first. Not you personally, just people in general, unless of course you smoke pot around your kids. So do you think it is ok for a crackhead to smoke crack around their kids? It just leads to the same drug abuse in their children. And yes, I am an ex pot smoker, and I also had some trouble with Meth amphetamines, so I don't htink I'm better than anyone else. I just decided to be better for my son,

Cinna... CinnamonBuns

umm beer is legal! they are talking about WEED! not beer..so regardles if its our buisness or not.. its against the law.. so they are making it other peoples buisness! Thats why the law has stepped in..I think doing drugs is wrong around a child! smoking weed is a drug.l i know all the hippies are going to say "its just weed" but its against the law and now she is probably going to get her child taken away from her and put her lil baby through hell!

MamiJ... MamiJaAyla

wed gets into the air and can affect those around them (ever heard of contact high) when you drink it stays in your cup.


Sorry but bf should not have been smoking around the child.  Go outside, that's the rule we had in our house when bd and I were toghether and that's the rule our friends had too. 


 

guita... guitarlove

I'm pro legalization, generally ok with smoking... but if someone tries to smoke around my baby I'm gonna shove their pipe down their throat.  Second-hand smoke of ANY kind should be kept away from kids. And anyone who wants to keep custody of their children should keep ALL illegal substances out of their house.

heath... heather.darin

Smoking in front of the kids gets them HIGH!!! There is something seriously wrong with ANYONE who thinks it is ok!!! The mom should have removed her child from the situation and he shouldn't have done it so I think the charges are PERFECT for the crime. Bash me if you want but I don't think it is ok to get a baby high!!!

heath... heather.darin

guitarlove that is what I mean :) smoking is our business but getting a baby high by contact is WRONG i don't care what others do but someone needs to step in when kids are involved....


TO those of you who brought up drinking...... Drinking gets me drunk NOT my baby that is the difference

evyth... evythecute

I'm pro legalization, generally ok with smoking... but if someone tries to smoke around my baby I'm gonna shove their pipe down their throat.  Second-hand smoke of ANY kind should be kept away from kids. And anyone who wants to keep custody of their children should keep ALL illegal substances out of their house.


guitarlove


clappingshouting


Can you talk to me in-laws? they dont seem to get why i dont want pot smoking around my kid...

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