A group of mothers in Beverly Hills, California, is trying to change the perception that drugs and parenting don’t mix.
These ‘marijuana moms’ meet regularly for weed-infused dinners and after the meal, the women gather to sample new strains of marijuana and smoke together. Most of them smoke marijuana several times a day to relax and cope with chronic pain.
They say the drug, which is legal with a prescription in the state of California, makes them better parents and better wives.
‘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.”
Many of the women in the group are married. Most have young children. Some are wealthy stay-at-home mothers. Others work part-time as bartenders or in the service industry. One is the wife of a police officer.