Cannabis Conversations with Parents: How Having "the Talk" Differs Between Cannabis and Alcohol

The way parents talk to their kids about alcohol often differs from how they talk about cannabis. While children and teens whose brains are still developing shouldn't consume cannabis, some parents argue that it's nonetheless safer than consuming alcohol, which carries the risk of drunk driving or blacking out in dangerous situations. In the age of legalization, here's how parents are broaching the topic of bud versus booze. 


Few other entrepreneurs in the cannabis space have their hands in quite as many ventures as Lorne Gertner. Currently dubbed the "godfather of the Canadian cannabis industry," Gertner told Civilized, "If we could live through normalization, we could change the world." Hailing from the fashion industry, this Toronto native says he's on a mission to "make the world a better place through cannabis and design excellence." The only catch is, well, normalizing cannabis — and that's where Gertner's keen eye for style comes in. "In the old days, you were going to be different or you were going to be normal," said Thom Antonio, Gertner's friend, creative director, and collaborator of 35 years.

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