Being a mom is one of the most under-recognized, under-appreciated jobs in the world. Ideally, we should be celebrating Mother’s Day year round, but we’ll take what we can get.
Many people talk about the stigma surrounding cannabis. There’s still plenty of stereotypes and ignorance being played out, and we’re collectively working to stamp them out. Thankfully, things are on the up-and-up, but one topic that’s still heavily-stigmatized? Moms who use cannabis, whether it’s in the form of medication to replace pills, as a tool to de-stress, or even simply recreationally.
While the stigma around this topic has led to many mom’s staying in the cannabis-closet, there are a handful of well-known and influential women who have come out and expressed their love for the plant. Whoopi Goldberg, Martha Stewart, Susan Sarandon, Melissa Etheridge, and Megan Fox are amongst some of the “cool moms” who are actively working to educate people about the medicinal, healing benefits of cannabis.
Other women, like Kaycee Bawdon, were even featured on the Today Show, hoping to help others understand that smoking weed makes her a better parent. As someone who struggles with migraines, Bawdon uses cannabis to help ease her pain and feel more alert and focused. She’s nixed prescription medications and now uses cannabis instead, and feels that this choice is a healthier and more natural alternative.
With many things in life, we believe it’s best to leave these types of decisions up to the person engaging in said activity. Of course, we’re all for mindful consumption, but cannabis is a deeply personal experience, and as such, we’ll leave the dosing up to the hard-working mothers who need a healthy way to relax and unwind.
With that being said, there’s still some time to treat your mom (or yourself!) this Mother’s Day, and by all means, get her something she can really enjoy! This weekend on Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13, Ganja Goddess is offering a special a deal on Lemon OG Haze and Big Smooth from Salish Sativas while supplies last:
Lemon OG Haze and Big Smooth
by Salish Sativas
1g for $9 (from $11)
3.5g for $30 (from $38)
7g for $59 (from $75)
Almost every week, Ganja Goddess hosts vendors so that you can meet the people behind your favorite cannabis products. It is a great opportunity to learn more straight from the growers and crafters themselves! Check out our new event calendar to find the latest happenings.
The Stranger: It's 4/20 and I just read this listicle on Thrillist, "The 8 Best Legal Pot Shops in Seattle," and it touches on a pot shop that's (sadly) getting ready to close its doors (Vela), one in Burien of all places, and another that's kind of like the WalMart of pot shops (Uncle Ike's)—it's not bad, and most of us have been forced to go there at one point or another for whatever reason—but why prop up the biggie when you could give a shout-out to a shop that is far more in need of some foot traffic…
420 is a great opportunity to celebrate cannabis and learning new ways to enjoy our favorite plant! We are hosting vendors at the shop Monday 16th through Friday 20th so that you can learn more about their products straight from the source - and on Friday 4/20 we're offering some great deals on some of our favorites from Rogue Raven, Sitka, Falcanna, Seattle Bubble Works, and Sky High. Check out our full 420 Week schedule below.