Tracy Thurman, 42, was arrested in Murray, Utah after an assistant principal at Hillcrest Junior High School found a pipe in her son’s locker. The 14-year-old reportedly told the assistant principal that the pipe was his and his mother provides him with marijuana, which netted his mother a felony child endangerment charge, after she confessed.
Thurman told the school principal, assistant principal and Murray police that she provides her son with marijuana so he does not have to go behind her back to obtain or use it. While her defense is not likely to help her in court, it does raise an interesting discussion around how parents are to protect their children from an unregulated marijuana market. Due to continuing marijuana prohibition, anyone looking to purchase marijuana on the black market is at risk of being a victim of a violent crime.
Providing a safer way to obtain and use the marijuana despite the sons age may sound like the best solution, depending on which side of the overall marijuana debate you stand on.
Mom of the year award? or Worst mom in the world award? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.
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