Pot-Smoking Moms Defend Their Habit
Which parent is worse: The one who smokes pot or the one who knocks back wine? Some pot-smoking mothers are defending their habit and say they’re tired of being judged by other moms who religiously drink glasses of wine.
“Any hypocrisy is hard to swallow. A drunk mother is pathetic and I often leave parties when I experience other mothers tying one on,” Margaret, a mother of two boys, told Today Moms.
And she’s not the only mom who feels this way. One mother recently raised eyebrows when she acknowledged that she takes care of her daughter when she’s stoned. And the Moms for Marijuana group has garnered close to 20,000 likes on Facebook.
Margaret, who didn’t want her last named used, told Today Moms that smoking marijuana helps her relax so she can get through her day without stressing. “It can make folding a pile of laundry fun. If I didn’t smoke, that’d be three piles later in the week.”
But she’s careful to keep her habit hidden. Margaret keeps her stash locked away from her kids and doesn’t tell other moms for fear of ostracizing her children.
“Marijuana parents aren’t perfect, but they’re far less imperfect than parents who use alcohol irresponsibly,” says Diane Fornbacher, the co-vice chair of the Women’s Alliance at NORML, the non-profit lobbying group working to legalize marijuana.
- Read the entire article at The Globe and Mail.