An Interview With Women’s Cash Flow Expert Debbie Whitlock

Whitlock recently spoke at the MJBA’s Women’s Alliance ‘Power to Lead’ gathering on November 6th. There she reflected on what she has seen of the nascent marijuana industry, and urged women to seize the opportunity before them with brio – and strategic smarts.

By Blair Holt For aspiring ganga-preneurs, accountability is key. The modern day entrepreneur is often called upon to be a ‘charismatic’ – someone with a message, both bold and serene, who beams self-belief and gives good brand. But turning one’s sublime agenda into substance is a chancy ride. And many entrepreneurs start to lower their Read the full article…

Legal Marijuana For Parents, but Not Their Kids

“Their parents are telling them not to do it, but they may be supporting legalization of it at the same time.”

NEW YORK:  When the anti-drug educator Tim Ryan talks to students, he often asks them what they know about marijuana. “It’s a plant,” is a common response. But more recently, the answer has changed. Now they reply, “It’s legal in Colorado.” These are confusing times for middle and high school students, who for most of Read the full article…

Moms Form Group In Support Of Medical Marijuana

All three women say their experiences are what the CannaMoms is all about: the regular exchange of information that can help each other and other parents who want to seek them out for information.

FLORIDA: Three mothers are throwing all of their efforts into helping their children, the medical marijuana ballot measure, and those seeking guidance. “I think we all have something in common that we never imaged… that we have a sick child,” said Renee Petro. Petro, along with Moriah Barnhart and Jacel Delgadillo have formed a group called Read the full article…

Cannabis Mom Worried About “Drug-Endangered Child” Bill

The bill says whether drugs are legal or illegal children could be harmed, but in Riddle's situation, she said, “All I'm doing is growing a simple plant trying to help cut costs of how much his cancer treatments are for our family."

COLORADO: A mother growing marijuana at home to treat her child’s cancer is worried a new Colorado bill in the state senate could ban her from doing so. It was introduced on April 1 trying to define what’s called a “drug-endangered child”. It’s all part of the Colorado Children’s Code, hoping to stop child abuse. Sierra Read the full article…

When They Ask You What Pot Is In School, You Tell Them It’s Something You Cook With

When they ask you what pot is in school, you tell them it’s something you cook with.

By Sandy Thompson Soderberg WASHINGTON:  Now while it is true, a pot is something you cook with, this is not what I was being talked to about. It was the early 80’s and the agenda in schools was to “educate” kids about drugs through a program called D.A.R.E. When my folks heard about this coming to the schools, Read the full article…

As Long As We're Confessing Our Pot Past . . .

Moms who toke are tired of the stigma.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Everybody’s doing it – confessing their youthful, pot-smoking ways – so here goes. I don’t remember. Kidding, kidding. Anyone over 30 recognizes the old adage: If you remember the ’60s, you weren’t there. Nyuk-nyuk-nyuk. It is true that marijuana smoking tends to affect one’s short-term memory, but the good news is that, Read the full article…

Number Of Children On Medical Marijuana Patient Registry Surges In Colorado

Families with children in need of medical marijuana have made headlines all year for uprooting their families from other states and coming to Colorado to take advantage of the expansive medical marijuana laws.

COLORADO: After nearly doubling earlier in the year, the number of minors on Colorado’s medical marijuana patient registry surged again in September, with the addition of 30 more patients bringing the total number of children registered to 90. That’s according to the most recent data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, which oversees the state’s Read the full article…

Parents 4 Pot Aims To Eliminate Stigma, Legal Implications For Marijuana Users With Families

“What we aspire to do is to change the way people understand and talk about cannabis in our community,”

CALIFORNIA: A Northern California group aims to remove the stigma and legal implications for parents who smoke marijuana. Dubbed Parents 4 Pot, the group has a Facebook page and will soon launch an educational website. Organizers said they plan to form a board of directors and start advocating legislation. “What we aspire to do is to change Read the full article…

Becoming Mama Verde

Throughout this transformation into motherhood, I have not only embraced my own lifestyle choices, but also have released self-judgment to find a place of love, devotion and peace as a butterfly growing from a cocoon and spreading her wings to the world.  I am a Green Mama.  I am Madre Verde.

I am many things in this world: wife, friend, sister, auntie, world traveler, philanthropist and volunteer.  I enjoy a few glasses of wine over dinner, neat shots of whiskey for special occasions and the very regular joint of my most favorite medicine:  marijuana.  For the first 34 years of my life, I was satisfied with Read the full article…

Behind Closed Doors – Diary Of An MJ Mom

Only a few of my close and personal friend’s know. It’s not that I’m ashamed, but it’s most certainly NOT something I wear on my sleeve either.  I’m convinced there’s still a strong stigma out there about people who partake in MJ – and imagine some of these folks are in my social circles, and are either just too naïve about the subject, or have formed very strong negative opinions about this controversial substance.

When a friend asked me to write a post for the launch of MJ Moms, sharing my “mommy POV” on the latest happenings in Washington state and across the country on the subject of marijuana legalization as it relates to our children, I found myself going back in time to when my 8 year old Read the full article…