Nobody said parenting was easy. In fact, if it were, it wouldn’t be so rewarding in the end. All the more reason to give it up for all the women who carry a little bundle of joy in their womb for nine months and nourish, change diapers for, and raise the child to be a productive member of society. The new silly and controversial mini web series from WhoHaHa (a platform promoting women in comedy) called Cannabis Moms Club aims to march boldly into the world of pot and parenting, proving that it’s all right to be an awesome mother and also relax or medicate with cannabis to help keep you on your “A” game. These may be the realest moms and housewives on any screen.
Take a deep breath
The web series follows a group of friends and mothers who come together and connect at jewelry parties and other social gatherings and comedically express the struggles of being mothers, as well as their joint love for cannabis. (Pun most definitely intended!) As the vaporizer passes around the group, the conversations get increasingly more entertaining, often producing big laughs.
According to Mashable, Cannabis Moms Club co-creators Kai Collins and Deena Adar (both mothers themselves) originally got the idea for the show after seeing an interesting meme posted on an online group for moms. It depicted a haggard mother holding up a glass of wine with a caption reading “It’s been one of those days—are you with me, mamas?”.
“I was like, ‘Wow, I wonder what would happen if we had a joint in our hand and did the same thing. Would the support from the moms be the same?’ We kind of wanted to explore these double standards, using marijuana as the truth bearer,” Deena said.
Kai added, “Our series was really designed to create an authentic dialogue between moms and friends about how they actually feel about their kids, spouses, and careers.”
Let it all out
This five-episode web series isn’t pulling any punches, and why should it? Representation is everything, and this particular program gives a voice to women all around the world who are holding it together respectfully with a little help from their magical medicine.
In Beverly Hills a group of similar moms with varying health conditions meet regularly to enjoy each other’s company and indulge in whole-flower goodness and delicious infused meals. According to the Daily Mail, Cheryl Shuman, a mother and participant in the group said, “We’ve 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. I like to think we are bringing some glamor and exclusivity to marijuana use.”
As cannabis becomes more and more accepted and legalized, there is sure to be an increase of feel-good stories like the real cannabis moms all over the world. This web series definitely paints this subject in an appealing light and suggests people ought to do what’s right for them and their families. It seems people are beginning to understand that cannabis isn’t some all-encompassing drug that’s going to convert you into a lifelong couch cabbage.
The reality is that there are hundreds of strains out there to choose from (local laws permitting) and find what really works with your unique metabolism. Someone dealing with stress and anxiety may need a completely different strain of cannabis from another coping with chronic pain. Or, two people with the same symptoms may respond to two very different strains. Or, one strain can work great for people on the go who can’t miss a step in their routine—and can also help them with insomnia. The key to it all is finding balance.
If you need a good laugh or just want to see what all the hubbub is about then check out the Cannabis Moms Club on WhoHaHa. You won’t regret it!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Garyn Angel is an inventor, award-winning financial consultant, and CEO of MagicalButter.com, maker of the botanical extractor he invented for infusing cannabis into foods. Firmly committed to needed legal reform, Angel was named to the exclusive CNBC NEXT List of visionary global business leaders for his work on legal marijuana. He is also founder of the Cheers to Goodness Foundation, a charity that helps “medical refugees”—mainly veterans and children—who need herbal therapy when traditional treatment options have failed.