Amber Rose & Wiz Khalifa vow to expose their child to marijuana: bad idea?

Amber Rose Wiz Khalifa

Here are some photos of of Amber Rose out and about with Wiz Khalifa in Beverly Hills over the past few weeks, and Amber looks like she’s about ready to have that baby any second now. Recently, Wiz revealed in a radio interview (via Us Weekly) that Amber suffered a miscarriage just prior to this pregnancy, and the two were eager to try for this baby in the aftermath during their sadness. It sounds like both of them really want to be parents in a huge way.

Of course, Amber has been very outspoken throughout her pregnancy about her plans for the labor and her experience in general. Quite dubiously, she claimed to be planning for a natural birth just for the bragging rights, and Amber also revealed that she’s been very senstiive to the smell of marijuana while she’s been pregnant, so Wiz made a huge sacrifice by not smoking in front of her until their child is born. Now it seems that things will basically go back to normal after the baby is born, and Wiz and Amber both plan to expose their baby to marijuana (figuratively speaking, I think) once the kid is old enough to comprehend it. Bad idea?

Amber Rose

Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa have been candid about their preparations for welcoming their first child – a son – into the world. In October, Rose took to Twitter to reveal that they were having a boy and she’s happily uploaded pictures of her bare bump.

And now Rose, 29, and Khalifa, 25, are opening up about his well documented love of weed smoking. When E! News asked Khalifa if he was planning to stop smoking, he said: “I think it’s all about how you’re raised with it.” He then added: ‘Before there was a much more negative outtake on it. You know, pot and what it can do, and the effects of it.’

“Of course, I’m not going to be smoking right there over the baby, because smoke in general and being high is not good for a kid. None of that. But definitely he’s going to know what it is – and he’ll know the difference between being a child and not being able to use it and being an adult and knowing how to use it.”

Rose concurred: “It’s just like alcohol, basically. That’s how I feel about it, you know. When you’re a kid, you know that you’re not supposed to drink alcohol, that it’s for adults and that’s it.” She added: “Our son is just going to know that daddy likes to smoke.”

Khalifa has always been honest about his affinity for weed, in 2010, he told MTV: “I thought weed was bad for a minute. When I was younger, I thought it was bad, but I got to a point where it worked for me. It don’t work for everybody else.

“People gotta stay free, people need jobs, people got parents that probably wouldn’t be with it, so don’t ruin your life trying to be like me. That’s my advice.”

[From Daily Mail]

Okay, so I think Wiz is at least being wise by claiming that he won’t be smoking weed right in front of the kid. But if he’s doing it in the other room, the kid’s still going to get more than a whiff of the stuff. I had a friend in high school whose friends were big pot smokers, and she was always so embarrassed whenever we’d come and pick her up because you could smell it wafting out from inside the house while standing on the front porch. At the same time, she really didn’t have a choice in the matter either. So I don’t know. It’s one thing to be an adult and choose to have the drug in your home, but the kid doesn’t really have a say. Is it fair to Wiz and Amber’s child to be so openly exposed to marijuana at a very early age?

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  1. Samigirl says:

    Weed will be legalized throughout the country soon enough, so I suppose it doesn’t really matter. I don’t smoke it, but I know there is much worse out there. The only harmful side effect is tar, which happens from smoking cigarettes as well. So, I won’t judge their parenting style.

    • bettyrose says:

      Cigarettes are legal and the smoke is very harmful to children. The laws pertain to adult behavior, not health risks for children.

      I don’t judge the parents morally for smoking pot, but I do judge them for exposing their children to smoke at a young age. The good thing though is that nothing makes pot seem less cool than watching your parents smoke it, so the kid probably won’t be a pothead.

      • Sarah says:

        They said they won’t smoke around the baby. I don’t smoke, but I have a pretty relaxed attitude about it, I guess. Everyone has a vice, be it alcohol, food, cigarettes, or even health nuts get off on endorphins.
        If there is always a sober parent and they aren’t smoking around the kid or driving stoned I don’t think it’s a big deal. I do think being stoned with your baby is dangerous.

      • Samigirl says:

        They specifically said they won’t be smoking around their child. So, like I said, I won’t be judging them.

  2. mk yarwood says:

    Always better for the parents to be directly involved with kids learning about drugs. In Whiz and Amber’s case, they live the definition of a ‘successful’ American life, so they’re in a position to show that pot doesn’t automatically equal sloth . The legality thing could go back and forth, but they should be waiting ’til the kid is 16 if they’re following the ‘when they’re ready’ thing. That is technically when the brain has finished its final growth spurt (also emotional growth for awhile) .

  3. Steph says:

    Until it’s legalized, I don’t think it is appropriate to smoke in front of a child. It shows them that it’s ok to break the law if you disagree with it. If someone needed it for medical purposes it is different because then you at least have a reason to flout the law, not just,”I love getting highhhh.”

  4. dcypher1 says:

    Its just weed its not crack. it will be legalized soon,anyway so all u uptight people need to get over it. No ones forcing u to smoke it if u dont.

  5. mln76 says:

    I grew up in upstate NY and although my parents were straight laced I know a ton of people whose parents smoked funny cigarettes …it honestly wasn’t a big deal and they are perfectly fine and no more or less likely to partake themselves than anyone else I know.

  6. Bubbling says:

    meeh, considering their lifestyle anything else would be hypocritical…

  7. UghInsomnia says:

    Hopefully, it will be legal everywhere in the US soon, so I think it’s a good idea. There are so many benefits for so many people- it helps with nausea, glaucoma, anxiety, insomnia, pain management, etc. Even without any potential medicinal use, it just makes you feel good. I will jump for joy the day it is finally legalized where I live.

    My mother has stage 4 kidney cancer and is currently undergoing some brutal chemotherapy. She’s on so many types of prescriptions for pain and nausea that it’s unreal. I think it’s a damn shame that she can’t use a vaporizer for relief.

  8. Erica says:

    I just wonder the effects on a still developing child’s brain of second hand pot smoke. I’d be worried about how it would affect the child.

    And natural birthing for “bragging rights”? No mom cares how your baby came into the world. When a mom tells me she had her baby naturally (I had mine with epidural), I don’t feel anything but sorry she had to go through all that pain. We all get the same thing in the end – a baby – so you may not get the reaction you want, sorry. Just focus on having the baby, not on bragging

  9. Sloane Wyatt says:

    Insert the couple plans on being routinely drunk around their child because that’s part of their life instead of ‘just being high’, and to me that’s so selfish. It’s obvious children are hugely better off with sober parents because children need and deserve to model from normal everyday interaction with their parents.

    I am pro legal weed, but kids deserve every advantage that comes with non impaired parents and a stable home. You want to get high or have a few drinks? Fine, but for your children’s sake limit your feeling no pain self from being around them on a regular basis.

    • mzthirtyeight says:

      I agree with precisely every point you made, especially the whole insert drinking or whatever part. Children need parents with as full faculties as can be had. Some might say, its just pot, it mellows you, but quite frankly that’s what alcohol does for me, while marijuana makes me impulsive and neurotic.

    • Jennifer12 says:

      Well said. First of all, people who- as the person who wrote this said- “want to be parents so badly” generally have NO idea what they’re undertaking. These people generally want a baby, not to be parents. Kate Gosselin is a perfect example, or Octomom. That kind of OCD insistence on wanting a baby tends to mean they have no idea what it means to be a parent. It’s like really, really wanting a dog. Routinely becoming impaired without a medical reason makes you a good parent? Having a glass of wine at night to relax is one thing, but one marijuana cigarette makes you high. How does that translate to being a responsible parent? I like how their plans involve changing their lifestyles not one iota and the poor kid isn’t even here yet. I haven’t heard either of those idiots say anything like, “We’ve already got his college fund started” or “I can’t wait to get him his first football”. Just: “We really want a baby and we will make sure he doesn’t cramp our style!” Poor little guy.

  10. Sweet Dee says:

    I think they’re being very responsible about this, actually. My parents brought us up that way and it wasn’t like he was just smoking one room over, I don’t think Whiz was saying that either. My parents weren’t rich but I never smelled it until I was 13 because they were careful and did it far away from us.

    If you’re honest and up front about these things with your kids, they tend to trust you when you tell them they’re too young. Our parents told us about all of the drugs, the risks and highs associated, an why they only choose weed and alcohol in moderation–because the rest just aren’t worth it.

    How is this different than the parents who start drinking at 3 every day to relieve stress? Oh right, drunks can get violent and mean.

  11. Garvels says:

    What I find funny is how people go bonkers over 2nd hand cigarette smoke but they are fine with weed….even though it has been documented to affect the neurological development of young brains as well as negative side affects from people suffering from PTSD.

  12. Reece says:

    I think it would be more hypocritical for them, for them, not to. Besides isn’t it better to be exposed at home responsibly than going off the rails as a teenager.

  13. babythastarsshinebrite says:

    Exposing their son to skinny pants, now that’s wrong. Wiz told Wendy Williams that when his son is old enough to smoke weed will be legal. IMO weed is great, but not for kids.

  14. the original bellaluna says:

    Meh. They live in Cali (where it’s MEDICALLY LEGAL), and it doesn’t sound like he plans on hot-boxing the kid, so whatever.

    I’ve a…relation…who smokes, who happens to have a child, and he doesn’t even keep the MJ in the HOUSE. It’s kept elsewhere, under lock and key (I’m assuming) and said relation simply “disappears” for a couple minutes when said child is otherwise occupied.

    If they handle it that way, I don’t have problem with it. But I do think parents bear the responsibility of discussing/educating their children about drugs.

  15. judyjudy says:

    Id rather have a stoned dad than a drunk dad.

  16. Grace says:

    It’s a brilliant idea. My grandmas were told that smoking was “glamorous” and both died of cancer. In the 60′s and 70′s people were told that alcohol was harmless and now people are dropping dead from heart attacks.
    I have never known of a single person dropping dead from solely using mj. I know of a LOT of people died from alcohol and cigarette addiction.
    The parents that never told their kids that alcohol is a gateway drug are now paying their kids bail,paying their bills because they’re unemployable, and paying their addiction treatment fees.
    If they don’t lie to their kid from the beginning he’ll know how to handle himself when the peer pressure kicks in.

  17. KellyinSeattle says:

    Here in Seattle it’s all around, and legal. No big deal, but she should not be wearing those black tights…..they are more controversial than the pot issue.

  18. Isa says:

    Anybody can say they are having a natural birth! Do I believe she can? No. If Kenya cheated on her with Kim kartrashian no way her down south is clean!

  19. nikzilla37 says:

    Dear God- she is HUGE and i bet she’s got a couple more months to go. In far as the mj is concerned, who cares. That kid will probably turn out more well-adjusted than most of these celeb kids.

  20. jc126 says:

    I used to not give too much thought to marijuana – figured it should be treated like alcohol – but after working for a while in a psych facility, I now think it’s more harmful than is generally regarded. In small amounts it may be okay, but I have met several patients who heavily abused pot and developed substance induced psychosis, which could possibly be permanent. Medication can help or reverse the psychosis sometimes, but basically I don’t think pot is a “nothing” anymore. I still favor medical marijuana for people who are really sick, but I do not think pot is benign. Just my opinion.

    • Shannon says:

      I think it’s important to note that marijuana doesn’t necessarily cause mental health issues, it primarily exposes them. People who are going to become schizophrenic anyway might start exhibiting symptoms earlier and more severely because of using marijuana, but it’s not like they would have lived a completely normal life or never would have become schizophrenic without it. People with severe psychiatric issues shouldn’t use any mind-altering substance not prescribed to them. Including alcohol (which can also induce psychosis in high concentrations). And people with not-so-severe psychiatric issues should consult their prescribing physician before using marijuana. It’s like any drug, there are side effects and interactions that can occur based on individual brain chemistry and medication use. It’s true that there are FEWER interactions/side effects than many other substances (which is why lots of people use it for medical issues), but they do exist. And obviously if you sit around smoking weed all day doing nothing else, your quality of life will be affected.

      That said, marijuana has been a life-saver for my nausea problems. It works better than the pills I’m prescribed, with fewer side effects for me. It’s not for everyone, but it has its place in both medicinal and recreational use. Just be responsible about it.

    • Grace says:

      Psychiatric medication combined with anything, including medical marijuana that has been sprayed with a pesticide, can cause ill effect. People learned the hard way about ingesting pesticides with psych meds back with DDT exposures.
      Combine psych meds with certain cold medicines and you get a stopped heart.
      No nurse ever mentions how much more worse people on psych meds are when they add meth or alcohol.
      Genetics in brain chemical composition causes psychiatric psychosis. Adding chemicals to psych meds in any form might exacerbate that so it’s ridiculous to pin psychosis solely on mmj,especially organic mmj.

      • jc126 says:

        No nurse ever mentions how much worse psych meds are when combined with alcohol? I don’t know a single nurse who doesn’t say that, including myself.
        Also, I didn’t pin drug-induced psychosis “solely” on MJ, nice attempt to twist things and try to change the subject.
        WRT “marijuana exposing psych symptoms earlier” – how would one know if a kid was going to get schizophrenia anyway? I see tons of kids who have NO family history of schizophrenia or other mental illness who develop schizophrenia, AND I see kids with substance-induced psychosis who likewise have no family history of mental illness.

  21. Nikki says:

    I drink and smoke weed, of the two, alcohol impairs me the most. I see nothing wrong at all with teaching responsible imbibing to kids. Falling down drunk or high, not cool, but if “mommy juice” is so welcome but weed isn’t is nothing but hypocrisy at its finest. Once upon a time it was legal to segregate based on race, sometimes laws are wrong and misguided.

  22. V says:

    I went to primary school in the 80′s and grew up with year after year of DARE. Cops came to our class twice a year to tell us how all drugs were bad and all drug users will die or go to prison for a very long time (this is really what we were taught). Unfortunately my mom and aunts were all pot smokers and I knew enough to know when they were all in a locked room they were smoking pot. Because of the scare tactics and brainwashing behind DARE I was totally freaked out and scared that my mom was going to die. I would throw tantrums and bang on the door and generally melt down because I was lied to about drugs. I don’t think my mom knew why I had the reactions I did, and she never sat me down and explained that some drugs do kill people, but that pot has never killed anyone…ever. I think Amber and Wiz are doing the right thing. They should have an honest open dialogue with their child about drugs and alcohol. Everyone involved will be better off for it.

  23. megs says:

    Man, she is whiter than I am. I knew she was biracial, but I didn’t know her color was fake. She is beautiful either way.. if you just don’t listen to the nonsensical crap that comes out of her mouth.

  24. mimi says:

    People with so little brain cells to begin with, should consider whether they want to harm the few brain cells they may genetically give their offspring with pot.

    Then again, “considering” is something that requires using your brain for thinking, hence, back to the basic problem in this case.

  25. Mew says:

    I think Amy Winehouse is great example of how healthy and smart cannabis is. It’s funny that a land where it’s impossible to get proper painkillers to diagonsed, strong, continuous pain (because they are dangerous, they can cause addiction, they affect the central neural system etc) is just fine with cannabis. Actually, go ahead and make yourself dumber, easier for the government to do whatever they want. Maybe finally the cannabis brain will rot out and the world will be a bit better place.

    Not to mention that cannabis also can cause psychosis, which is fuuuuun. Not that any sense would get through to idiocity. “but it awwwwssome duude”

  26. Poppy says:

    I don’t have kids but I think good/most parents don’t want their kids smoking or drinking or speeding or doing anything that might cause harm ever. Most resign themselves to the fact that after a certain age all they can do is hope for the best. All you can do is educate them @ the consequences of their actions.
    That being said, not every parent wants to be 100% present 100% of the time. Unfortunate. It doesn’t have to involve drugs or alcohol, they just aren’t “there”.
    Perfect world would have parents being perfect. Better to be honest with your child. They are more aware than people think. Doesn’t mean there won’t be problems but kids, like adults, don’t appreciate being lied to and don’t respect liars or hypocrites.