With new cannabis state markets opening across the U.S. parents are often driven to respond to a few, very important questions regarding the consumption of substances by responsible adults, including: ‘why do you consume cannabis?

But, when is the right time to have this conversation? Although contexts can vary, there is not a definite time and place to talk with your children about cannabis, or linear explanations, civil society organizations like the non-profit Prevent Ed are currently conducting outreach to schools from pre-k through high school to talk to students about substance use and abuse.

Prevent Ed executive director Nichole Dawsey, MPH, joined the podcast St. Louis on the Air to share her advice on when to have “the talk” about substance use, reported NPR.

Regarding when the earliest we should talk to kids about cannabis and where should the conversation happen, Dawsey noted the …

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