Breaking the stigma that “Moms Who Use Cannabis are Bad Moms”
By: Microdosing Mama
When I hear comments like “She smokes pot, she can’t be a good mom” or “her poor kids”, I used to become enraged. Now, I like to smile and laugh- because that’s what cannabis does, it calms you to see things for what they really are. Comments like the ones mentioned, show other people’s fear, not my own. And you know what fear stems from? Lack of knowledge.
I was a late bloomer when it came to cannabis, starting at the ripe old age of 31. I had 3 kids, was a stay-at-home mom, and felt completely underwhelmed with my life. The irony was, I had a great life- but it was too clouded with stress, anxiety and an overwhelming desire to make things look like I had it together. The first time I tried cannabis, I was so calm and relaxed. I felt like my body and mind FINALLY felt the way they were supposed to. I was patient and playful. I listened instead of reacted. I was the mom to my kids that I always wanted to be.
I have continued to microdose for nearly 3 years now. Cannabis has really helped me do the trauma work in my life, allowing me to get to the root of my anxieties and stress. I am not an every day cannabis user, more times than not, I use CBD, but in moments where the anxiety and stress do creep in, cannabis is my go to medication. I’m not strung out and sleeping like many mom’s that medicate with opiates or alcohol. I use cannabis to my benefit, like a medicine, knowing that when my body and mind isn’t feeling balanced, I can use an organic plant to help realign me with the wife, mom and woman I am.
To say that I or any other mom is a bad mom because they use cannabis, is a complete fallacy based on opinion and fear. Not, fact.
If a bad mom is someone who can connect with her children on a deeper level, play and dance like no one is watching, make art, talk while sitting around the kitchen, then consider me a bad mom. My kids wouldn’t agree. In the end, they are who I am here for.