Article by Christopher Teague, Herb
When striving for success you have to change the way you do things. You have to follow successful people and learn from them. Any entrepreneur going for greatness probably keeps tabs on one of the richest cannabis loving CEO’s in the world, Richard Branson. Recently, at a gathering of budding entrepreneurs, the 66-year-old success shared more than just advice on business.
Pot parenting advice
At Chicago’s McCormick Place this past week, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson diverted into parenting tips. When Stephen Kelly, CEO of Sage, asked how Branson made sure his children learned their values, it opened a controversial can of worms. Among his comments, Branson included:
“If they’re going to have a joint, do it with them. Don’t let them sneak off and do it on their own.”
Branson, who sits on the Global Drug Commission, has long held the belief that drugs are “a health problem and not a criminal problem.” He openly advocates for his favorite occasional indulgence.
Back in 2007, he shared similar parenting anecdotes. He said he joined his son Sam on holiday in Australia and enjoyed some bonding over the herb.
“I went with my son on his gap year. We had some nights where we laughed our heads off for eight hours.
“I don’t think smoking the occasional spliff is all that wrong. I’d rather my son did it in front of me than behind closed doors.”