Weed-Friendly Moms Sick of Wine Drinkers Judging Them

We've been hearing a lot from moms who smoke weed lately, whether to explain why their predilection helps them be a better mom or, now, why they are pissed off. Namely: because they're tired of "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," according to this MSNBC piece. And frankly, as a reformed weed-smoker and current avid drinker, it's true: just because one is legal and one is not doesn't mean weed moms should be vilified (also, if you call wine "mommy juice," we automatically have a problem on principle). 

Sharon Letts, a California mom who brewed Cannabis tea for her 16-year-old daughter when she was stricken with pain from fibromyalgia, agrees. “Cannabis takes the edge off your day, in the same way wine does. But it’s not addictive, it is habitual. It doesn’t ruin your body like alcohol. I would much rather see parents using cannabis than alcohol — hands down.”

​Hands down. Liberate the weed moms! Also stop saying "mommy juice," ew! Read the full piece here.

AlterNet / By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Posted at July 16, 2012, 6:33am

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