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Group of women say smoking pot makes them better moms

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Marijuana plants are displayed at the Green Goat Family Farms stand at "The State of Cannabis," a California industry group meeting in Long Beach, Calif., on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) Marijuana plants are displayed at the Green Goat Family Farms stand at "The State of Cannabis," a California industry group meeting in Long Beach, Calif., on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

(Meredith) – Smoking pot makes you a better parent. That is, according to a few moms and their blogs.

“You can still be a good parent and use marijuana at the same time,” Kaycee Bawdon said to TODAY. Bawdon, who lives in California where recreational pot has been legalized, said moms need a joint as much as a glass of wine.

Bawdon also chronicles her smoking habits on her blog "The Cannavist Mom." Here's what she said:

 A little background but shocker to most I was anti-marijuana until I was 24 years old. Thought it was definitely the devils lettuce (rolls eyes now). I was taken away from my parents for drugs ect. at the age of five along with my two younger sisters and older sister.

I grew up thinking cannabis actually deserved to be a scheduled one DRUG. Everything and everyone around me told me cannabis was terrible and definitely a gateway drug to ruining your life. I even threatened to leave my first husband if he did it while married with children (rolls eyes again).

Now here I am THE CANNAVIST MOM. The man I am lucky enough to call husband has been a cannabis user since he was a teen for anxiety and recreationally. He showed me in the first few weeks that I was completely wrong when it came to the cannabis plant. Five years ago I nixed pharmaceuticals for pain and tried cannabis for the first time and never looked back.

She also links to the blogs of other mommy bloggers including "The Gentle-Stoner Mom," "The Spaced Out Mom," and "The Blazed&Confused Mom."

But these moms might not be the only ones lighting up before nap time. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), middle-aged parents are much more likely to light a joint than their teenage children.

Another mom said she felt more attentive and focused when she was smoking pot, and that it gives her energy she might not have if she didn’t smoke it.

But that way of thinking might be flawed, according to the CDC, which also has studies that show smoking pot can lead to memory issues, short-term declines in learning and addiction.

Do you think smoking pot can make people better parents?

Yes!
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