Moms are cool. We’ve gotta hand it to them – being a mom is one of the most under-recognized, under-appreciated jobs in the world. Ideally, we should be celebrating Mother’s Day year round, but we’ll take what we can get.
Many people talk about the stigma surrounding cannabis. There’s still plenty of stereotypes and ignorance being played out and we’re collectively working to stamp them out. Thankfully, things are on the up-and-up, but one topic that’s still heavily-stigmatized? Moms who use cannabis, whether it’s in the form of medication to replace pills, as a tool to de-stress, or even simply recreationally.
There are plenty of people who have an opinion on the matter, but the mainstream consensus seems to be that taking the edge off with some greens after a long day somehow makes you “bad” or irresponsible. While you should always consume responsibly, we don’t hear complaints or judgment on those who decide to enjoy a nightcap or glass of wine with dinner – so what’s the big deal?
While the stigma around this topic has led to many mom’s staying in the cannabis-closet, there are a handful of well-known and influential women who have come out and expressed their love for the plant. Whoopi Goldberg, Martha Stewart, Susan Sarandon, Melissa Etheridge, and Megan Fox are amongst some of the “cool moms” who are actively working to educate people about the medicinal, healing benefits of cannabis.
Other women, like Kaycee Bawdon, were even featured on the Today Show, hoping to help others understand that smoking weed makes her a better parent. As someone who struggles with migraines, Bawdon uses cannabis to help ease her pain and feel more alert and focused. She’s nixed prescription medications and now uses cannabis instead, and feels that this choice is a healthier and more natural alternative.
With many things in life, we believe it’s best to leave these types of decisions up to the person engaging in said activity. Of course, we’re all for mindful consumption, but cannabis is a deeply personal experience, and as such, we’ll leave the dosing up to the hard-working mothers who need a healthy way to relax and unwind.
With that being said, there’s still some time to treat your mom (or yourself!) this Mother’s Day, and by all means, get her something she can really enjoy! Flowers are great. But flowers that could help combat pain, anxiety, and insomnia? Even better!
If your mom wants to keep a low profile, we got you: some of our favorite products include Humboldt Apothecary tinctures, Subtle Teas, and Nectar Drops, in case she wants to adopt an ultra-discrete “vitamin” regimen. For those sore and tense spots, topicals are the ultimate in relieving pain and inflammation, with none of the high! Customer favorites like Lord Jone’s CBD body lotion and The Farmaceuticals Co CBD Therapy Balm are sure to please the lucky mom in your life.
Last but not least, flower! For those heading out to brunch, fuel up pre-endless-mimosas with some energizing Super Silver Haze, and for post boozy-brunch headaches, look no further than Lit.Club’s Forbidden Fruit Pre-Roll – it smells and tastes divine! If you’re really last-minute, Flow Kana’s beautifully pre-packaged flower is only missing one thing: a thoughtfully hand-written note from yours truly.
Finally, we’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to mothers everywhere! We wouldn’t be here without you (literally!)
Lots of love from the Goddess Delivers Team.