Mother Jumps From Nagging to Bragging About Marijuana

Honestly, I believed the key to deterring marijuana use was to nag, nag, and nag some more.

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 Read the full article…

Minnesota Gov. Dayton Denies Telling Mother To Buy Illicit Marijuana

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.

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 Read the full article…

Minnesota Parents Go After Dayton For His Stance On Medical Marijuana

A Woodbury parent said the governor should “put special needs ahead of special interests.”

MINNESOTA:  Parents of suffering children used an emotional Wednesday news conference to blame Gov. Mark Dayton for killing a bill that would allow them to use marijuana to ease children’s seizures. A Woodbury parent said the governor should “put special needs ahead of special interests.” “Minnesotans with debilitating medical conditions and their families should not 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…

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…

Oregon Moms for Marijuana Group Plans Rally Today In Medford

Lindsey Rinehart will join today with other members of Southern Oregon Moms for Marijuana to protest a crackdown locally on medical marijuana.

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 Read the full article…

Does Smoking Weed Make You A Bad Parent? 'Moms For Marijuana' Says No

This year, they had to toss the gardens and all their benefits because of a section written into omnibus legislation that became law in Washington last month. The new law makes providing a place for public marijuana use a class-c felony.

WASHINGTON: A group of activist moms is rallying in support of cannabis-consuming parents and against government authorities who deem such parents unfit to raise a family. Moms For Marijuana International has announced an “International Day of Action” planned for Nov. 12. Specifically, the group wants to take Child Protective Services (CPS) to task about incidents in which medical marijuana users Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Key In Washington Custody Case

Activists say DSHS is violating state law, which doesn’t allow custody to be denied solely for using medical marijuana, and have mounted a Facebook campaign to support Fisher. Jolicoeur warned him that activism was “taking time away from the care of his child.” State officials, who won’t talk specifically about this case, say the key word in the law is “solely” and it can be considered along with other factors.

WASHINGTON: As medical marijuana supporters gird for a fight against further state controls, they are rallying around the case of Billy Fisher, a Spokane patient who has so far been denied custody of his infant daughter in part because he refused to attend an inpatient chemical dependency program for his use of the drug.

Utah Lawmaker Will Help Moms Import Cannabis Extract

Isaac Sintz, 7, works with his spelling and speech tutor Cassidy Ulrich, who is also his aunt.

UTAH: Every week a tutor comes to April Sintz’s home to teach 7-year-old Isaac his letters. Developmentally delayed due to a rare seizure disorder, he is able to grasp the shapes and sounds but soon forgets them.

Mom Who Chose Cannabis Over Chemo Forced To Revisit Chemo Options

"CPS made it very clear that this was not about whether or not Landon was receiving good care," Wendy told KRDO NewsChannel 13 after Wednesday's meeting.  However, doctors told the family that Landon has to continue chemotherapy or take the matter to court.

COLORADO: A Colorado Springs mom who chose cannabis over chemotherapy for her 3-year-old son with leukemia faces a tough choice: find a chemo plan they can live with, or risk losing custody of her son.