Do some parents assume their kids smoke pot if they light incense all the time?

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  1. Thunder Vixen profile image64
    Thunder Vixenposted 13 years ago

    Do some parents assume their kids smoke pot if they light incense all the time?

    I grew up using it and my mom used it (incense). Although she started using it more when she got into pot to cover up the smell. So now I wonder if there are parents out there who think incense burning teens are smoking, especially since most people buy them from smoke shops. Many parents I've known get very biased over things because it's what they did when they were young. Ex: my dad, except he doesn't care about incense. I hope other parents don't because I use it to cover up litter box odors and it smells nice...I know this was a random question.

  2. Garrett Mickley profile image68
    Garrett Mickleyposted 13 years ago

    When I was in high school, I burned a lot of incense (well, I still do) but did not do it to cover up the smell of pot (not dumb enough to smoke in my room with my parents there, that's just idiotic).

    Nevertheless, my mom thought it I was trying to cover something up.

    Got my incense from Publix (Florida grocery store) though, not a smoke shop. Or I bought them from our local Occult store (usually has better scents, but more expensive).

  3. Lunabelle profile image60
    Lunabelleposted 13 years ago

    Yes, most parents will assume their kids are smoking pot if they burn quite a lot of incense, or don't burn it and then suddenly start using it during their teenage years.  I burned a lot of incense when I was younger, not just in my home but got some friends into using it as well and had a lot of accusations made by other people's parent's because of it.

  4. Thunder Vixen profile image64
    Thunder Vixenposted 13 years ago

    Wow, I hope my grandparents don't think that way. My dad already thinks I'm on drugs anyways cause I'm ocd haha.

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    DoItForHerposted 13 years ago

    A kid's job is to challenge boundaries, try new things, do what their peers are doing, and in general be stupid. Most people try pot or cigarettes when they are kids. Some smoke it in their house and cover it up with incense and other smell-wells. Kids will get away with what they can as that is their nature; it is a rare child that obediently does mostly what he/she should.

    A parent thinking that their kid may be up to something nefarious because the child is using some sort of smell-well is a perfectly reasonable thought. Yes, a biased thought, yet reasonable. But the parents need to prove their concerns before the accusations start flying. If more parents took the time to look closer into their concerns, more kids would be saved from their foolish decisions.

    A parent's concern may also include an immature person playing with open flames. House fires are serious and kill people. The parent may not openly articulate their concerns about open flames in the house to their children, but intuitively, they know that kids and fire is a volatile combination. That intuitive but not openly clear concern may be another reason a parent would frown on incense.

    A random question and a good one, too.

  6. RavenBiker profile image60
    RavenBikerposted 11 years ago

    A joint smoked a day doesn't really leave a smell behind (if its good pot). Now, if one or more people smoke like chimenies, well, I understand it would smell worse and linger constantly.  Just one cigarette is a lot worse and even incense can't mask it.

    As a parent, I would only care if they burned incense, period.  Can't stand the stuff.  And as a parent, never assume anything, good or bad about kids.


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