Canna Moms Are Good Moms Too

Hi. I’m Amanda, founder of Canna Mom’s Are Good Mom’s Too. A group that brings Moms, those who identify as and supporters together worldwide to educate them and spread more awareness to the cannabis plant and its medical benefits. Especially for mothers! Mothers that use the cannabis plant even with prescribed medical marijuana cards are feeling this stigma: Lazy Moms, Pot Head, can’t function high, “because a friend back in the day smoked and they were drug tripping for days”, it kills your brain cells, the list continues.

I’m a 35 year old mother living in the PNW. I suffer from Meniere’s Disease which has the worst side effects of vertigo and tinnitus. I as well have high anxiety and high ADHD. There were days my vertigo would bed rid me. Being a private daycare owner, only teacher, a wife and Mom, I can’t do that. I took two different prescribed CDC pills that aren’t actually made for either of those symptoms due to it’s a newer disease with little testing and no cure. One pill made me sick and the other a zombie. That doesn’t work either. Enter the wonderful world of finding the cannabis plant. I now can consume ONE medicine for my meniere’s, anxiety and ADHD.

Micro dosing through out the day I can stay level and not high as I could on an over the counter pill. Being able to stay level keeps me as me. Not bed ridden in a silent, completely dark room, always on the lookout for something that I should be doing, who I should be helping, feeling like I should be moving or touching something. I’ve missed moments I could have spent with my son or done a little extra for a daycare kid before cannabis, a little more for my husband. I’m happy now, calm, relaxed, can focus and be productive. I AM ME! I’m not running to the bathroom or so groggy and out of it I don’t remember certain parts. With that said, why can a man made pill or having a glass or five be okay when taken responsibility but a plant that heals more than any side effects or death rate isn’t?

Our group has over 1,300 Moms worldwide that are screaming me too! How can there be this many people, I know there are more and this still be so badly named over something that was wrongly accused over almost 100 years ago! Our group’s mission is to further education regarding this plant. To give Moms a safe place for support, call to see a friendly face, help and educate, to support and back science where needed for studying, membership groups and more.

The joy I feel everyday logging in and seeing the love all these people have for one another and everyday uplifting is beyond amazing. I want this discussion to be able to be as free and open as any medically regulated drug. Let people get the correct medical help they choose.

Poll: Marijuana Safer Than Opioids, But Moms Shouldn’t Use

By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press

COLORADO: Americans think it’s safer to use marijuana than opioids to relieve pain, but they were less comfortable with children and pregnant women using pot to treat medical conditions, according to a new Yahoo/Marist poll released Monday.

Two-thirds of the respondents in the telephone survey said opioid drugs such as Vicodin or OxyContin are “riskier” to use than pot, even when the pain pills are prescribed by a doctor.

Only one in five said marijuana was riskier than opioids. The rest weren’t sure.

Every day, an overdose of prescription opioids or heroin kills 91 people, and legions more are brought back from the brink of death. Some 2 million Americans are thought to be hooked on the pills.

Last month, President Donald J. Trump appointed an opioid commission to look into the problem.

Marijuana by itself is not fatal. Doctors technically don’t prescribe it for pain or other purposes but most states that allow medical marijuana do require patients to get a doctor’s written recommendation to purchase it to treat their conditions.

Among those answering the Yahoo/Marist poll, 83 percent said the drug should be legal nationally for medical treatment.

But 70 percent said it is not acceptable for pregnant women to use marijuana to reduce nausea or pain. And the survey respondents were about evenly divided on whether marijuana should be recommended for children if it were legal.

The survey respondents were deeply divided on how Trump should approach pot: 38 percent said he shouldn’t be as tough about enforcing federal laws against recreational pot use as President Barack Obama, whose policy generally was to leave states alone.

Another 30 percent said Trump should take a harder line than Obama, while the rest weren’t sure or said Trump should treat it about the same as Obama did.

Trump’s administration has sent mixed messages to the 28 states and Washington, D.C., in violation of federal drug law when it comes to pot.

Trump said as a candidate that states should be allowed to tinker with marijuana laws. But new U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has said marijuana is dangerous and marijuana changes by states should not be allowed.

There has been no action yet by the U.S. Justice Department or any other federal agencies to crack down on states violating the Controlled Substances Act, which bans pot for any use.

The Yahoo/Marist telephone poll of 1,122 adults was conducted last month and had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.

Pot Valet Introduces Cannabis Products For Women – Delivered By Female Drivers

CALIFORNIA: Pot Valet is a leading provider of premium-grade cannabis in California. With its medical marijuana delivery service available to every city in the state, and soon the whole country, the company offers patients safe, legal, and discreet access to their medicine, eliminating their need to visit a cannabis dispensary.

According to Pot Valet, courier companies should focus on becoming more progressive and protecting women’s rights. Because it offers immediate marijuana delivery right to your doorstep, it is now protecting the privacy of its female patients by sending women drivers to their homes instead of men. Furthermore, the company now stocks only the purest cannabis products for women.

Many women are uncomfortable when strange men arrive on their doorstep, knowing where they live and when they are home. Women seldom allow men onto their property, and such concerns are very valid. Male delivery drivers are unwelcome, especially when women are home alone. Pot Valet no longer sends men to the homes of its female patients. Instead, they now get cannabis by female drivers.

Respecting women’s rights is crucial to every business. In the cannabis delivery industry, privacy and safety is paramount. Men will no longer deliver marijuana to women patients using the Pot Valet service. Additionally, the company is introducing a new range of cannabis products for women. It is important that women have access to safe, effective, and uncontaminated female products.

Companies saturate most feminine hygiene products with toxic chemicals. Tampons and sanitary pads contain chlorine as a bleaching agent, flammable absorbents, foam, plastics, dioxins, synthetics, petrochemical additives, fragrances, odor neutralizers, crude oil, and even phthalates. The skin easily absorbs these toxins, which cause serious illnesses in staggering numbers of women.

Science links plastics, such as BPS and BPA, to cancer, heart disease and embryonic dysfunction. DEHP damages multiple organs. Phthalates disrupt gene expression. Synthetics also trap damp and heat, as they restrict airflow. This encourages bacterial and yeast infections, forcing women to buy more products to treat it. The safest feminine hygiene products are all natural.

Pot Valet now stocks a chemical-free range of tampons, sanitary pads, and suppositories, so its female patients do not have to worry about harmful toxins. They all come medicated with the highest quality medical marijuana. Cannabis-infused pads and tampons effectively ease the pain of menstrual cramps and female discomfort, while suppositories are for both pleasure and pain relief.

Pot Valet is an online cannabis dispensary based in Santa Monica, yet catering to patients across California and the United States. Its large selection of products consistently meet regulatory requirements for the highest quality medical marijuana, and the company only delivers to valid medical patients.

Its Immediate Delivery Service serves more than 30 cities across California. Patients receive their orders in less than 45 minutes. Those using the company’s Overnight Delivery Service will get their orders the next day, but Pot Valet is expanding its Immediate Delivery Service throughout the United States. Soon, patients everywhere will also receive their medication within 45 minutes.

To order marijuana delivery through Pot Valet, patients must upload a copy of their Medical Marijuana Card and a recent I.D. photograph. The company approves every registration before patients can order cannabis from its online medical marijuana dispensary.  

Mother Jumps From Nagging to Bragging About Marijuana

Eight years ago, somewhere between scheduling play dates for my youngest and running our household I caught my 16-year old son smoking weed with a few friends. Upon discovering this scene, I became irate. What was he thinking? Hadn’t we talked about choosing not to use drugs? Was I being naive thinking my child would never… Whatever the case may be when it comes to teens and drugs, every mother fears for their child.

And my fears were further amplified since addiction ran in our family. Part of me felt my son was just being a typical teenager, experimenting. But the other part of me, my intuitive side, knew he was using this particular drug to escape his reality. You see both his father and step-father battled drug addiction and I feared the trickle-down effect.

My primal urge was to protect my child, thus I just couldn’t stand by and not punish my child for his choices. This began my campaign to complain and harp on how marijuana is a “gateway” drug, that is, a drug that increases the likelihood of using hard core drugs such as cocaine. Honestly, I believed the key to deterring marijuana use was to nag, nag, and nag some more.

Missouri Mom Pushes For Marijuana Law To Aid Son

MISSOURI: Tres Johnson wasn’t expected to live through his first day. Ten years later, his mother calls him “our little miracle,” but says medical marijuana could greatly improve her child’s life. Now, Brandy Johnson is joining the effort to decriminalize marijuana in Missouri.

Tres, of Bernie, Mo., was born with diprosopus, which is Greek for “two faces.” It is commonly referred to as cranial duplication. The Dexter Daily Statesman reports that there are just 35 known cases throughout the world. Most infants with the disease are stillborn. Only a few survive more than minutes or hours after birth. Tres recently celebrated his 10th birthday.

He’s inquisitive, enjoys toys, likes discovering new places. But life isn’t easy. Tres has severe epilepsy. Brandy Johnson said that in the past he suffered up to 120 seizures per day. Four to six times per week the seizures are so severe that Tres has to be resuscitated.
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Language Of Politics Irks And Inspires Pot-Smoking Mom

COLORADO: Since the publication of my article “Lessons learned from Child Protective Services” I have been silently schooled by the Internet. Browsing early comments of the piece revealed that while I had captured the sentiments of CPS fairly well, I’d apparently really missed the mark on parents’ rights. You do not have to let someone in your home without a warrant, and if someone does want inside — they’d better have one in hand. Heard.

I received more education recently when I was contacted by Laura Pegram of the Drug Policy Alliance about SB14-177 and SB14-178, two Colorado Senate bills introduced during the 2014 legislative session. “As far as we know, the legislation plans to make changes to both the civil and criminal code which might recriminalize some aspects of A64 in regard to parenting,” Pegram wrote.

“I wanted to make sure you were aware of it as it seems especially relevant to your column.” She included the early proposals of the bills and wished me well.

Minnesota Gov. Dayton Denies Telling Mother To Buy Illicit Marijuana

MINNESOTA:  Gov. Mark Dayton has denied a suggestion that he told the mother of a sick child to buy marijuana from the street because it is not a legal medicine in Minnesota.

The accusation was made Wednesday by a Woodbury mother who has been advocating for legalizing medical marijuana. She was among a small group of supporters who met in early March with the governor.

The remark was made in a private setting, not in public. Dayton wouldn’t elaborate Friday on what he said in that meeting. Another supporter of medical marijuana has confirmed the mother’s claim.

Holiday Canna-Gifts For The MJ Mom or Sativa Sister On Your List

This year, MJ Mom has been good, very good. And even when I’ve been naughty, I’m still deserving of special treatment. After all, after raising a family and running a revolution, MJ Moms deserve pampering. [Read more…]

Holiday Canna-Gifts For The MJ Mom or Sativa Sister On Your List

This year, MJ Mom has been good, very good. And even when I’ve been naughty, I’m still deserving of special treatment. After all, after raising a family and running a revolution, MJ Moms deserve pampering. [Read more…]

Oregon Moms for Marijuana Group Plans Rally Today In Medford

OREGON: A group of mothers who fear they could lose custody of their children because of medical marijuana use plan to rally today against efforts to restrict access to the drug or to impose harsh penalties on users.

“We’re just mothers who’ve had enough,” said Lindsey Rinehart, a 31-year-old Talent woman who lost custody of her children for 17 days in Idaho earlier this year. “It doesn’t help to remove a child from a loving family because of a nontoxic substance.”

The loosely formed group Southern Oregon Moms for Marijuana plans to hold a rally at 4 p.m. today on the Jackson County Courthouse steps at 10 S. Oakdale Ave. The rally is one of many rallies being held by various chapters of Moms for Marijuana. [Read more…]