When parents post #wineoclock memes on Facebook, no one bats an eye. So why is there still a huge stigma around moms and dads who use recreational marijuana? According to a poll on Debate.org, 47 procent voted that children should be taken away from parents who smoke pot!
Marijuana culture has long been the territory of munchie-seeking stoner-dude stereotypes like Cheech and Chong or Seth Rogen. But increasingly, pot users are looking more like Goldstein—professional, family-oriented moms who like to get high every now and then.
But, with recreational use legalized in Canada, and 10 US states so far, It’s undeniable that attitudes toward cannabis are changing, particularly among overworked parents in search of a way to unwind.
Overindulging on anything is never a good idea, but when it comes to alcohol the consequences could be much more severe than with cannabis. Drinking too much alcohol can leave consumers unconscious, violently ill or even dead.
Smoking too much cannabis will leave consumers hungry and sleepy.
While no one has ever died from cannabis, an estimated 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes each year.
This statistic alone paints a clear picture of the dangers presented by alcohol.
While the wine-drinking moms are preaching from their high horse about the problems with cannabis, Scientific Reports consistently rank it as the safest recreational drug.