VIDEO ‘Marijuana Moms’ smoke weed to be better parents


A group of moms in Beverly Hills are advocating the usage of marijuana, going as far as to claim that the habit makes them better parents.

These really stoned housewives of Beverly Hills call themselves “Marijuana Moms” and they’re currently huffing and puffing their half-baked position to media outlets, creating quite a buzz.

53-year-old Cheryl Shuman hosts monthly dinners in which she and fellow partakers can experience a variety of different strands to discover which is their personal favorite. The ladies enlist the assistance of noted chef David Schanhals to prepare meals including chicken fried in cannabis oil, cannabis leaf salad and even marijuana milk shakes.

Here’s a video report on the all-women riders of The Pineapple Express:

All the women in the ganja-group are prescribed medicinal marijuana for various conditions. Shuman told Orange News, UK:

“All the women in the group suffer with chronic aches and pains and taking cannabis in a group setting makes it seem more socially acceptable. We’ve all come up against people who say marijuana is for dirty druggies, but we are proof you can be good parents and productive members of society and use it.”

37-year-old January Thomas, mother to 2-year-old daughter Zenna, said, “Marijuana makes me a better and more creative parent. It puts me in the moment with Zeena and stops me worrying about everyday problems.” She smokes up to five times daily while looking after her daughter and reads her books about the plant.


Simmi Dhillon, 40, sustained serious injuries in a 2003 car accident that left her with chronic pain and a reliance on prescription painkillers, until she discovered the advantages of medicinal marijuana. She told HuffPost UK:

“When I found medical marijuana my life turned around. I was 37 and I tried a joint my friend was smoking [and] for the first time in years I felt human. I was able to be the wife I wanted to be once again and it saved our marriage. Now I can talk to my 10-year-old son about drugs and be completely honest about it. Before I was like a zombie on prescription medication — now he’s got his mom back.”

What do you think about the Marijuana Moms’ claims that using the drug makes them better parents?

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  • amberc88

    i agree, and totally would do this if i didnt have a full time stress causing job that does random drug tests. i wouldnt smoke it with or around my child, but maybe step out back or something or wait until nap time :)

  • Harper

    It’s just a plant FFS! How about all the pharmaceutical companies, who knows what’s in your pills. My husband has to get a liver test done because the pain pills he’s on sort of have a side affect of hurting your liver. That’s just lovely.

  • SheRachet

    I don’t smoke weed but there are days I wish I did! Working from home while trying to take card of 3 kids can stress me out so much that it’s hard to function. They should make it legal. I’d rather have a pothead next door than a pill popper.

  • steph

    I am glad im from a country where it is legal to buy.

    Exactly it is a plant, your local pharmacy drugs are way more dangerous.

  • Karen

    Is it even legal to have all that weed that’s on that table?! That picture looks more like a drug house ran by soccer moms lol

  • Stephanie

    To be honest i think alcohol is far more dangerous than pot. I have had countless family members and friends spiral down and even die because of alcohol but yet its pot we see as so wrong? I’m happy to see open and honest talk about pot happening in this country and hope to see it legalized soon!

  • LadyD

    I think if you have to smoke weed to be a better parent then you already suck at being a parent. It is sad that your kids stress you out so much you think you need a drug to calm you. Weed makes you dazed and calm, I choose to experience life without any form or drug or alcohol in me. People seem to be in love with weed but it should be no where near kids, like any other drug/alcohol. I don’t think parents should drink or do drugs around their kids.

    • StefaniAnn

      I don’t have kids but I think that is a pretty strong statement you made. I have chronic headaches among some other health problems and I refuse to have to depend on pills for the rest of my life. I smoke every day to every other day, but I don’t drink, party, or do any hard drugs. I am a very productive person. I do crafts on a daily basis and I’m in school. If I were to have children (which I don’t) I hardly think that would make me a bad parent. What about the parents who put their kids through hell because of alcoholism (alcohol is legal) or give them horrible second hand smoke from all the ciggarettes they smoke (those are legal). Nowhere is this article does it say they sit there and smoke right in front of their kids. I wouldn’t smoke unless they were sleeping or taking a nap.

    • amberc88

      wow! frankly LadyD, your a B!tch! How dare you make a ignorant statement like that!

      They arent strung out on coke and meth, or popping every pill known to man! Its a drug that has NEVER killed, and helps them relax! If you want to say that kids arent stressful, than you my friend need to get your head checked!

      I love my child more than life itself, but to say she doesnt wear me out, some times stress me out, would be a complete lie! Im sure their kids are perfectly taken care of, and they are not doing it with the kids in their lap.

      I will be the first to admit that sometimes i need that little something to calm my nerves and help me relax every so often. So really you can take your comment and Shove it up your perfect a$$.

      • nikki

        IF your kids are that stressful the problem is you. Suck it up. Theres no damm excuse.

        • amberc88

          i do suck it up every single day i wake up and do everything in my powers to care for my child! and just FYI i dont do drugs what so ever! But i absolutely dont think that you or any other high and mighty bitch has any right to judge another mom! So go pop another xanax and continue to talk crap on other woman trying to be the best moms they can be!

          • Sara

            Didn’t you just said earlier that “you need that little something to calm your nerves and help me relax every so often”?

      • RealityBites

        Wow-pretty harsh on LadyD-but know what u mean. I honestly don’t think she 100% believes her statement-just looking for approval/up votes by spitting out exactly what society tries to drill into our heads all the time.

    • nikki

      I agree completely. Parents need to set an example. If you cant handle being a parent without drugs maybe you shouldnt be a parent.

    • Googly Eyes

      They are not smoking it to be better parent, they are smoking it for pain relief, which in turn makes them feel better and helps them to function better, thus making them less irritable and depressed. THAT makes them a better parent. Perhaps you don’t know what it’s like to be in chronic pain, and how much it affects your mood and life…I have a chronic pain condition, and while I don’t personally smoke weed, I can understand how it would help.

  • Just sayin

    I’m a mom who smokes weed. I’ve been smoking for 10 years so I know how the drug affects me. I don’t see it being any different then when a parent comes home from a long stressful work day and has a beer. I wait until my kid is in bed for the night; I very rarely smoke when she’s taking a nap because weed does make me sleepy and I find it better to wait until bedtime. As long as you don’t abuse weed by smoking too much then I think it’s fine. Smoking 5 times a day while watching your kid is too much. Weed is better and safer than alcohol but that doesn’t mean you should smoke all day, every day

  • LexiconD1

    I don’t see a difference between smoking pot or drinking. That being said.

    It should be something done OCCASIONALLY, not regularly. And, never if your home alone, solely responsible for or around your kids. Otherwise, It’s irresponsible and frankly, stupid.

    • DeeDeDee

      Agreed! Regardless of what people say about it “just being a plant,” it is addictive in the same way alcohol is… only when it’s used by somebody with an addictive personality. Just because it doesn’t cause all the health problems and withdraws that things like narcotics and alcohol can, doesn’t mean that people can’t get addicted to the feeling it gives you.

      I prefer to parent completely sober, even abstaining from alcohol, but i don’t judge another parent who can socially smoke (the same way you would socially drink) and still be a parent.

  • Sara

    I used to smoke weed everyday for 5 years. I stopped because I started getting panic attacks, and I was always so stoned I wouldn’t do anything else. As soon as I was back from work, I would smoke. As soon as my chores in the house were done, I’d smoke. I’d wake up in the morning on week-ends and I would smoke too. It was way too much and had a huge impact on my life. I think I went overboard and that’s why I can’t tolerate it anymore. Every time I tried again I had a panic attack. I don’t have kids, but I plan to have them, and I’m happy I’m not smoking anymore. I have friends who smoke only when their baby is asleep, but still, I find it to be risky. You never know what can happen, and when you’re stoned, sometimes you don’t react the way you should….To be honest, I wish I could still smoke once in a while.

    Anyway, sorry about the rambling, but I really don’t agree with them being all pro weed in front of their children. I don’t know why but I think it’s not right. Only my opinion…

  • 1Hardkorkid

    I absolutely smoke MMJ AND I am a parent also. If not for MMJ I would be addicted to pills and I am a recovering alcoholic not having a drink for almost 17 years now. I am 100% PRO MMJ…… Alcohol nearly destroyed my life as well as pills. Not ONE person has died as a result of Marijuana or anything Marijuana related. People overdose on prescription drugs and alcohol everyday! I am VERY honest with my son about MMJ!

    • LexiconD1

      All you did was trade one addiction for another. Try being honest with yourself…because your son will see through you one day soon.

  • Guest

    If I could I would lol But until they make it legal, I’m at a loss. I’m not gonna lie, I have to girls under the age of 2 and some days I want to rip my hair out and my husband isn’t exactly always helpful in those situations. I think a smoke right after the kids go to bed would help every mom on here with a stick stuck up her a$$ lmao

  • SimplyMimi

    If I could I would lol But until they make it legal, I’m at a loss. I’m not gonna lie, I have to girls under the age of 2 and some days I want to rip my hair out and my husband isn’t exactly always helpful in those situations. I think a smoke right after the kids go to bed would help every mom on here with a stick stuck up her a$$ lmao