Caitlin Fladager wants to normalise parents smoking weed. While some judge the mum-of- two for her love of cannabis, she insists joints make her a “better parent”.
A woman says “you can still be a kickass mum and smoke weed” – and believes marijuana actually makes her a better parent. Caitlin Fladager, who has more than 34.6k followers on Instagram, wants to normalise mums puffing on spliffs.
She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, where cannabis is legal for medical and recreational purposes. Even though she’s acting within the law, some people still criticize her for getting high on weed when she has primary school-aged kids – Arianna and Jack to look after.
The 27-year-old refuses to let these comments bring her down and recently posed with a spliff. She stood next to a sign that reads: “Mum truth: Weed should be just as acceptable as a glass of wine”.
Caitlin captioned the image: “Yes, I have two kids. Yes, I smoke weed. “It’s so funny to my how frowned upon marijuana is. No one looks twice when a mum says she enjoys ‘mum juice’ AKA wine, after her kids are in bed. But when a mum says she smokes weed, it’s a huge shock. I talk about this to bring awareness. I feel as not enough people talk about this. Marijuana has helped me so much, especially when it comes to being a mum.”
Caitlin says weed helps her to feel more relaxed and rested. She continued: “I have never been the most patient with my two kids. “Weed makes me a better mum, as I get a good night sleep after I smoke. I wake up well rested, and with a more clear mind. It’s okay to smoke weed after your kids go to bed. It’s okay to smoke it to help with anxiety. Mine has been SO much better since I started smoking. It’s okay to smoke instead of drink. I used to have a problem with drinking, and my behaviour that came along with that. Weed has helped me to stop drinking so much, and to be honest, I much prefer smoking over drinking.”
Caitlin thinks weed should be as normalised as much as drinking alcohol.
She further added: “Marijuana is my glass of wine. It’s my can of beer. It’s my relaxation time. You can still be a kickass mom, and smoke weed.”
The post has amassed more than 15,200 likes – and many agreed with Caitlin’s argument.