all come up against people who say marijuana is for dirty druggies, but we are
proof you can be good parents and productive members of society and use
it," Shuman told the Daily Mail.
consider mom January Thomas, 37, who says she lights up five times a day while
caring for her two-year-old daughter, Zenna. After all, how else is an adult
supposed to read Hungry Caterpillar over
and over without being in an altered state?
mom named Shimmi Dhillon, 40, endured chronic pain due to injuries in a car
accident. For awhile, she relied on prescription painkillers, but found weed to
be a much better option. “When I found medical marijuana my life turned around,”
she said. “I was 37 and I tried a joint my friend was smoking [and] for the
first time in years I felt human. I was able to be the wife I wanted to be once
again and it saved our marriage. Now I can talk to my 10-year-old son about
drugs and be completely honest about it. Before I was like a zombie on
prescription medication—now he's got his mom back.”
California, marijuana is legal with a prescription, but a bias still exists
against pot-using parents. Still, Diane Fornbacher of the marijuana advocacy group
NORML argues this makes no sense. “Marijuana parents aren’t perfect, but they’re
far less imperfect than parents who use alcohol irresponsibly,” she says.