Parents Advocating For Cannabis Education Is A Growing Community

Providing Resources for
Parents and Communities
About Safe Cannabis Consumption

Our Mission

PROTECT our children
PREVENT accidental consumption and irresponsible usage
INTERACT AND EDUCATE about cannabis safety, science, and personal experiences

Cannabis History

Cannabis has historically been used medicinally and recreationally by individuals all over the world since the dawn of time. With that being said, due to political gain and race issues, laws were put in place that made this ancient medication out to be an incredibly dangerous illicit drug. There are scientific studies that not only fight that information but prove it the exact opposite. We have years and generations of forced biases to work against. Unfortunately, normalization is never easy.

How We Started

Parents Advocating for Cannabis Education is a St. Louis based non-profit organization that was started by a mom who was tired of having to explain to people every single day that her usage of cannabis did not take away from her parenting skills. She discovered sometimes it helped her become the best mom she could be. There are others out there who feel the same and she set out to create a voice and database of information for these parents. It is imperative to create a community with a singular place for educational resources and like-minded individuals to shift the paradigm of the USA’s views of cannabis. 

Our Goals

Our goal over the next two years is to host community events to bring likeminded individuals together. Once we have built our community, we will form a committee composed of parents, nurses, public servants, and more. The purpose of this committee will be to build a community-based education program about cannabis responsibility. With cannabis becoming more prevalent in our society and with the inevitability of it becoming federally legal, it is incredibly important that we get ahead of this with a plan on how we are going to communicate and teach the next generation about the medicinal and recreational properties of cannabis.

 

Without it being federally legal, creating and introducing an education plan to state officials is difficult. This is why the community portion of Parents Advocating for Cannabis Education is so incredibly important. Together as P.A.C.E. Parents, we are much stronger.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can consume medical marijuana on private property with permission from the property owner.  It goes against Missouri’s Laws to smoke in public places.

It goes against medical advice to operate any vehicle while impaired. It also is not lawful to consume cannabis while driving.

Delta 8 and Delta 10 THC are extracted from the male hemp plant. These are considered a different class due to the way in which they are harvested.

While this topic is debated heavily among those in the industry, it is possible to grow dependent on anything. This means that it is possible for irresponsible usage, as well as dependency to exist. 

If you believe you have a dependency on marijuana please SAMHSA’s national helpline 1-800-662-4357.

While this topic is debated heavily among those in the industry, it is possible to grow dependent on anything. This means that it is possible for irresponsible usage, as well as dependency to exist. 

If you believe you have a dependency on marijuana please SAMHSA’s national helpline 1-800-662-4357.

Accidents happen, but the reality is that in these situations there is a lack of information in how to handle said situations. The first thing you need to do if your child consumes cannabis is to determine how much they consumed and then call poison control. More times than not the best answer is to monitor the situation, but if you are ever unsure of yourself it is imperative to call. 

Poison Control Centers:

1-800-222-1222

In 2019 the European Archives of Psychiatry and Neuroscience published a study talking about how the average THC percentage had risen to 17.1% by 2017, which was an increase from years past. Beyond elevated THC contents, with science has come the innovation of more concentrated forms of cannabis. Edibles, concentrates, vapes, etc. are typically much stronger than smoking just regular cannabis flower.

Cannabis can be safely stored in combination lock boxes, out of reach from your children and animals.

Microdosing with cannabis is when you consume a controlled amount, that could look like starting with a 5mg gummy edible, or even cutting that in half. Another way you can microdose with cannabis is to light a joint and hit it one time, starting low and slow you can find your most ideal level of medicating.

After speaking to the veterinarians at Webster Animal Hospital, they stated the best course of action is to actually contact poison control. 

Poison Control Centers:

1-800-222-1222

This is a very personal question and personal choice. Talking to your family about cannabis and their reaction is something that will vary from person to person. The best place to start is with the facts: education and science are your best friends when talking about the benefits of plant medicine.

There is no one right answer to this question. From talking to your children about plants to explaining how plant medicine works, discussing cannabis with your children will look different based on their age. It is our goal, as a community to provide these answer based on experience, not just what we think should happen. There is no one shoe fits all when it comes to how you raise your children around cannabis, but maybe hearing the stories of others will help you figure out what the best course of action is personally.

Currently there are resources scattered all over. There are many parents and blogs putting out incredible information. It is our goal at Parents Advocating for Cannabis Education to create a hub, a common place for those resources.

Currently, Parents Advocating for Cannabis Education is Partnered with Elevate Holistics, allowing parents to get their med card at events or whenever they are ready. If you feel you have a qualifying condition Elevate will set you up with a telehealth doctor visit with one of their partners, from there you will discuss your qualifying condition and either be approved or denied. The process can be confusing, but with the assistance of Elevate Holistics, we are able to ensure our community is getting quality care from start to finish.

You can consume medical marijuana on private property with permission from the property owner.  It goes against Missouri’s Laws to smoke in public places.

It goes against medical advice to operate any vehicle while impaired. It also is not lawful to consume cannabis while driving.

Delta 8 and Delta 10 THC are extracted from the male hemp plant. These are considered a different class due to the way in which they are harvested.

While this topic is debated heavily among those in the industry, it is possible to grow dependent on anything. This means that it is possible for irresponsible usage, as well as dependency to exist. 

If you believe you have a dependency on marijuana please SAMHSA’s national helpline 1-800-662-4357.

While next to impossible in the traditional sense, it is still possible to consume too much marijuana and have a bad reaction, this would also be defined as an overdose. Anytime you take too much of something it is possible to have adverse reactions. Possible symptoms of cannabis overdose are vomiting, paranoia, anxiety, and more.

If you suspect you or someone you love is having an adverse reaction, do not be afraid to reach out to poison control for what steps to follow.

Poison Control Centers:

1-800-222-1222

Accidents happen, but the reality is that in these situations there is a lack of information in how to handle said situations. The first thing you need to do if your child consumes cannabis is to determine how much they consumed and then call poison control. More times than not the best answer is to monitor the situation, but if you are ever unsure of yourself it is imperative to call. 

Poison Control Centers:

1-800-222-1222

In 2019 the European Archives of Psychiatry and Neuroscience published a study talking about how the average THC percentage had risen to 17.1% by 2017, which was an increase from years past. Beyond elevated THC contents, with science has come the innovation of more concentrated forms of cannabis. Edibles, concentrates, vapes, etc. are typically much stronger than smoking just regular cannabis flower.

Cannabis can be safely stored in combination lock boxes, out of reach from your children and animals.

Microdosing with cannabis is when you consume a controlled amount, that could look like starting with a 5mg gummy edible, or even cutting that in half. Another way you can microdose with cannabis is to light a joint and hit it one time, starting low and slow you can find your most ideal level of medicating.

After speaking to the veterinarians at Webster Animal Hospital, they stated the best course of action is to actually contact poison control. 

Poison Control Centers:

1-800-222-1222

This is a very personal question and personal choice. Talking to your family about cannabis and their reaction is something that will vary from person to person. The best place to start is with the facts: education and science are your best friends when talking about the benefits of plant medicine.

There is no one right answer to this question. From talking to your children about plants to explaining how plant medicine works, discussing cannabis with your children will look different based on their age. It is our goal, as a community to provide these answer based on experience, not just what we think should happen. There is no one shoe fits all when it comes to how you raise your children around cannabis, but maybe hearing the stories of others will help you figure out what the best course of action is personally.

Currently there are resources scattered all over. There are many parents and blogs putting out incredible information. It is our goal at Parents Advocating for Cannabis Education to create a hub, a common place for those resources.

Currently, Parents Advocating for Cannabis Education is Partnered with Elevate Holistics, allowing parents to get their med card at events or whenever they are ready. If you feel you have a qualifying condition Elevate will set you up with a telehealth doctor visit with one of their partners, from there you will discuss your qualifying condition and either be approved or denied. The process can be confusing, but with the assistance of Elevate Holistics, we are able to ensure our community is getting quality care from start to finish.