What Do Pot-Smoking Moms Have to Say?
A meme on the Moms for Marijuana International Facebook page reads: “Some moms take a bubble bath with a glass of wine. I sit in the garage and smoke a joint.”
And moms who smoke weed for whatever reason are tired of being judged by wine-drinkers, according to several women recently quoted on Today.com.
“Being judged for doing something nontoxic and totally organic, enjoying a god-given plant, by moms who suck back two bottles of Chardonnay like sports drinks feels like shit,” complained one busy mom who did not want her named used. “Any hypocrisy is hard to swallow. A drunk mother is pathetic, and I often leave parties when I experience other mothers tying one on.”
Weed vs. Alcohol – Duh.
Yet again, scientists recently confirmed what earlier studies have indicated: alcohol is the deadliest, while marijuana is the least risky.
As described in the scholarly magazine, Scientific Reports, marijuana was consistently ranked as the safest “recreational drug.”
This, of course, is not what our government wants to hear because it highlights the need to use scientific evidence in creating drug policies.
Such scientific reports contain information that the judgmental moms of the world might also want to take a look at, if for no other reason than their own health concerns.
“No matter what you use, you shouldn’t be judged if it works for you, you’re productive, and you do no harm,” said Diane Fornbacher, founding member of the NORML Women’s Alliance and contributor to Lady Bug Magazine.
“Marijuana parents aren’t perfect, but they’re far less imperfect than parents who use alcohol irresponsibly,” continued Fornbacher, chosen as Freedom Fighter of the Month by High Times in 1999. “Cannabis can influence people to be nicer to one another. You rarely find a story that says two stoners beat each other up outside of a bar.”
Serra Frank, founding director of Moms for Marijuana and mother of two, weighed in on the stress both women and men are under to join the prescription drug circus that has driven the country into a benzo and opioid addiction crisis of massive proportions.
“Everywhere we look, our families are bombarded with advertisements for these drugs. Our societies benefit from taxes placed on the manufacture and sale of these drugs.” Frank said. “Yet, we can’t make the decision to choose one of the most commonly used drugs, one that has proven to be much safer than all the rest? That’s just not logical.”
Benzos and opioids are shockingly addictive. Marijuana is not, and no one has died from an overdose.
Most everyone already seems to accept that, except for a certain U.S. attorney general who claims he wants to know the science on opiates and marijuana.
Here’s an excerpt from the article about reading with her little child:
“And I’ve never had a glass of wine and been captivated by children’s books like I have after smoking a bowl. Staring at a page for God only knows how long, I caught myself saying very seriously, ‘Where is Waldo? I don’t think he’s in this one. Is he definitely always in it?’”
As the author said about smoking and playing with her “cute ass baby”—“Anybody who thinks that weed makes parents ignore their children has clearly never been high around one.”
Now does this mean the mommas who decide not to take part in the good plant aren't doing the mom-thing right? Nah. But let's place the credit where it's due, and the blame/judgment in the trash shall we?
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