Moms Fight Cannabis Stigma

Moms Fighting Cannabis Stigma

It has been a long held complaint that women, especially mothers who use marijuana suffer more stigma than men. To combat this, Canadian mother Shannon Chiarenza launched her website https://weedmama.ca shortly after legalization, but the battle continues.

“Hollie Quinn, founder of the 420 Moms Facebook page said while coming out as a cannabis user may threaten mothers’ jobs, friends, and family support, one of the most important factors poisoned by stigma is children’s friendships.”

https://www.leafly.ca/news/lifestyle/canadian-moms-fight-cannabis-stigma

Some parents won’t let their children play with kids whose parents consume cannabis but have no problem if their parents drink alcohol. Go figure.

We’re glad to see people , especially mothers confronting cannabis stigma head on. Weed Mama is a great resource for all parents who consume cannabis and who want help talking to their kids about it. There are also a whole host of other resources for parents popping up around the internet.

Mom Apie Binkley, 33, said judgment from other people is what motivated her to create Stoner Moms, a Facebook community that’s amassed nearly 24,000 followers since its launch in 2011.

“My kids aren’t sitting next to me and getting a ‘contact high,’ I don’t have bongs sitting out masquerading as flower vases, and I’m not gonna offer the neighborhood kids a hit from my bowl, We aren’t lazy, our houses aren’t piles of messes everywhere because we’re too busy smoking.”

https://www.insider.com/moms-using-marijuana-stigma-judgment-2019-3

Have you faced this sort of stigma? Let us know in the comments.

Great resources on Cannabis for Parents

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