However if I tell him no and let him go smoke cannabis with some random person in some random place, I feel like a bad uncle
I am in a bit of a moral quandary right now, so hopefully you all can give me some good advice for how to proceed. This has to do with my nephew Pete, who I have always been very close to. Due to how close we are in age (I am only 8 years older than he is, as I am the youngest of my siblings, and he is the oldest of his) we were raised like cousins instead of uncle and nephew. We have a close bond, so when he approached me recently asking about smoking marijuana with him, I felt torn. I know for a fact that his parents do not want Pete to start using cannabis, they have told me this directly. On the other hand, he is 17, and will end up getting his hands on marijuana if he wants to, so shouldn’t he do it with a trusted adult? I am a daily cannabis user, and have been for years, which is exactly why his folks warned me about it. I know if they find out I smoked marijuana with Pete it will seriously damage our relationship. However if I tell him no and let him go smoke cannabis with some random person in some random place, I feel like a bad uncle. I think I will ask him to do some vaping with me, and we can hit up some CBD oil as a first step and see how he likes it. CBD oil is technically legal, so I think it’s a good place to start.