Are weed moms the new wine moms?
Though “wine mom” culture has long been the source of many a mommy meme and largely socially acceptable, marijuana-using moms are stepping out of the shadows and proudly extolling the virtues of cannabis.
In a recent essay for Parents magazine, writer Leah Campbell claimed micro-dosing marijuana makes her a better mom.
“A small amount of pot administered as an edible allows me to be present and functional for my daughter,” the article reads. “It makes me the best version of myself and I have no shame at all in admitting that it makes me a better parent.”
Julia Dennison, executive editor of Parents.com told “Good Morning America” that more moms are opening up about their marijuana use than ever before.
“We see mom influencers on Instagram posting about it,” she said. “In line with the legalization of marijuana has come a lessening of the stigma surrounding it.”
Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez, a primary care pediatrician and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University, agreed. “As more states have moved to legalize cannabis for both medicinal and recreational use in recent years, there certainly has been a rise in the amount of parents who are using them to cope with the stress of parenting and daily life,” she told “GMA.” “I’m hearing from more and more adults who use these products to ‘take the edge off,’ relax or ease pain.”
In her piece, Campbell writes she started micro-dosing to avoid period pain. She soon discovered it also eased her anxiety.