MOTHER’S DAY…Is There a Strain for That?

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Moms (and dads) make people.  People, in turn make culture, so it stands that moms (and dads) are society’s original and largest influencers.  Who better should have access to self care and natural comfort measures?  After all, we are as strong as the women (and men) who raise us.

Openly discussing the need for a “strain” to take the edge from the challenges associated with Motherhood or parenting of any kind is a brave + liberating gift to mothers this mother’s day (not to mention the lives they impact)…  The modern cannabis lifestyle is expanding by leaps and bounds beyond marijuana/adult recreational use to include extracts and cannabinoids from the non-psychoactive parts of the plant.  Despite misinformation and misguided stigmas, the general health and wellness benefits from Cannabis for moms is emerging.

This Mother’s Day, Green Bee Life applauds Tweed and Hempster for offering a platform for moms to spark and continue this most important cannabis conversation.  The pool of brave woman is increasing.  Life is hard, as evidenced by our burgeoning opioid crisis.  Life is even harder for a mom.  For many moms, cannabis options help over FDA approved pharmaceutical anti-anxiety/sleep prescription medications, and arguably unhealthy fast food comfort measures (my go to, the In and Out Burger, Double Double).

So why the taboo and skepticism against this new class of women?  Marijuana misinformation combined with misguided and confusing schedule 1 classification and prohibition.  A recent Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement decision (unsuccessfully challenged by the Hemp Industry and upheld by the San Francisco, 9th Circuit Appeals Court)  further stigmatizes and confuses the potential criminalization against oil extracts from all parts of the Cannabis plant (not just the marijuana part as defined by Congress) as a Schedule 1, illegal drug.

“Aside from everything else, how was the play Mrs. Lincoln”?  Or in other words, regardless the angst caused by the confusion over the legality and decades of stigma against both the psychoactive and non psychoactive benefits of cannabis strains for moms facing what Jon Kabat Zinn refers to as the “Full Catastrophe,” CBD is game changing.   While our legislators are fixed on moving words around in a curious and ever increasingly unpopular attempt to keep this private right to a public good, cannabis plant from the masses, this Mother’s Day “2018”  Green Bee Life salutes mothers from around the world who are open to the cannabis conversation.

A Happy and Safe Mother’s Day!

Written by: Maria Calabrese, Founder & CEO Green Bee Life

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