So my friend told me a story involving her son, a text message, and a teen drug user. Last week her son received a text message from a friend asking to stay the night at another friend’s house because he was bringing lemon haze. His mom happened to read the text message on her son’s phone because he was in the shower. His mom had no idea what lemon haze meant. Therefore, she went straight to the Internet to find out what exactly it was before asking her son about it.
My first reaction to the story; “What in the world is lemon haze?” I had never heard of it. Have any of you heard of such a thing? Turns out it’s a name used for a strong strain of marijuana that is lemon flavored.
When she asked her son what lemon haze was he told her he didn’t know. She said she believed him because of a few reasons. First of all, she responded to the text as if she were her son asking “what lemon haze dude?’ By doing this she may get the answer she was looking for to determine whether or not her son knew about the drug. The drug user answered, “It’s good marijuana.” He didn’t say something to the effect of “You know the stuff we did together.” She texted back that it was Bob’s mother and I don’t want you to ever text my son or step near him under any circumstances or she would call the police. She also told the boy she would be over to inform the parents. The drug user said “yes mam.”
She didn’t feel like she had a reason to believe her son was doing drugs because he has never smelled like marijuana and she felt he truly did not know about lemon haze. He did tell her he knew of teens that smoked it but he had never witnessed it before.
What do you tell your son? Stay away from friends who say they smoke marijuana? Are teens saying they smoke it to act cool?
So many challenges we face as parents of teens!