When you think of moms you think of baking cookies, off tune singing in the kitchen, the sweet smell of clean laundry and maybe a glass of wine. What you don’t think about is a mom who smokes a joint at the end of her long day. It isn’t the norm we often see on TV, so a lot of people are surprised when they find out many moms are smoking up to relax instead of guzzling glasses of wine as Hollywood and Hallmark commonly suggest.
Blazing moms aren’t all that uncommon; we lurk behind nerdy glasses, mom jeans and minivans. We are the chilled out mom that (usually) doesn’t cry over spilled milk, is just as excited as the kids to see an ice cream truck, and the mom that’s always happy to volunteer at preschool. We are just like everybody else in that we’re all unique and none of us really has any idea what we’re doing. We just happen to medicate and relax with cannabis in order to help us along.
Whether we are suffering from mental illness, chronic pain or just need a better and less damaging way to relax; smoking a joint, using a luxurious balm or eating an infused snack is how we do that. It doesn’t make us neglectful of our kids and it doesn’t mean we fit into the negative stoner stereotypes portrayed by a lot of media. We are exactly like every mom out there - with a little magical friendship with Mary-Jane.
This taboo idea of moms smoking pot is something that needs to change. Good ole Mary-Jane is helpful for many of us and I don’t think we should be judged anymore than the mom needs medications or enjoys wine at the end of a hard day. We aren’t medicating to be “good time sally’s” we are doing it to manage pain or for our mental health; it is so much more than what mainstream society portrays it as.
“Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.” ― Bob Marley
So why not take the time to recognize moms from all walks of life. To not judge them based on how they manage their health. We all need a little help sometimes whether it’s a pill, a magic treat or a puff.
So to all the tokin’ mom’s out there we puff for you!
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