In my opinion, cannabis is an amazing plant. It helps people with anxiety and stress, chronic pain, depression, insomnia, loss of appetite... the list goes on. People have used it for centuries to cure what ails them, but that doesn't mean there still isn't a lot of stigma surrounding it and the people who choose to use it. That’s why it’s so important to hear moms share how cannabis helps them be better parents and live a better life. This plant assists countless people every single day, and yes, that includes mothers.
And why shouldn’t moms use cannabis, anyway? It seems like while most people might “understand” why certain individuals (say, cancer patients or people with epilepsy) might use it, that level of understanding is not always extended to mothers or parents or people who aren't ill. Plus, society has long forced the problematic narrative that moms need to be more “responsible” than others, and since society has also contrived a narrative that argues cannabis use is wholly irresponsible it's an often regurgitated myth that moms who use cannabis are automatically unfit parents.
It should go without saying, but this narrative is false. Not only is there no such thing as a "perfect" parent, but many moms use cannabis because things aren’t as picture perfect as our society would make them out to be. Moms are stressed and overworked and severely underpaid. Many lack the basis necessities, like proper health care (including mental health care) and none of them are guaranteed paid family leave by the U.S. government. So yes, many moms can and do use cannabis, for more reasons than you might realize. Here are just a few: