In a charming trend piece titled, “Smokin Pot Mamas!,” the New York Post is reporting that moms are trading in their high balls for water bongs in order to transform into “Mellow Mom.”
“That’s how mommies cope with stress,” one DUMBO mother said.
“Marijuana has aspects of euphoria and relaxation,” said another. “It can help you look at your kids in a more positive light.”
Whatever works, we guess.
The piece is quite enthusiastic (note the exclamation point in the title) despite a couple cranky-sounding quotes about The Dangers of Marijuana like this little gem from Dr. Howard Samuels, CEO of the Hills Treatment Center in Los Angeles: “When smoking marijuana, you smoke it to get loaded.” Maybe!
All of the mothers’ names were changed for fear of being found out as potheads by the “judgmental mom community” as one weed-smoking matriarch called it. Judgment aside, the article sites two highly alliterative groups (one of which is thinking of starting a Facebook page, when they get around to it) that are major supporters of parenting under the influence of hippie lettuce: the New York based Moms for Marijuana and Colorado’s Women’s Marijuana Movement.
Sorry, white wine, but apparently you’re just not cutting it.