Whether or not it’s legal where they live, marijuana has become commonplace in American households. It might sound concerning, but parenting on pot is becoming a thing in the way that parenting with a pint has been a thing since the Stone Age. If you smoke or consume or otherwise indulge, it’s extremely important to do so responsibly, and that requires doing a bit of research on the intersection of parenting and marijuana.

That’s why Fatherly built this guide to weed. To help parents plot a careful and thoughtful approach to pot, we talked to pediatricians, entrepreneurs, and even attorneys. They offered warnings, advice, and even a bit of hope — that responsible pot use can take away some of the anxiety of life and bring a little joy and presence back. Here’s to that.