While store shelves (along with your inbox) may be flooded with flowers, mugs, and customized photo products this month, those aren’t the only Mother’s Day gift ideas for the ladies in your life! Every mother is unique and deserves to be celebrated for the traits that make her amazing. Whether your mom is an immodest vaper or someone who has never even considered cannabis, here are 5 reasons why your mom should smoke weed!
1) The medical benefits are real
“The medical benefits of cannabis have long been recognized,” says Prudence Hall, MD of The Hall Center in Santa Monica, California. “The uses include cancer, pain, insomnia, sexual dysfunction, certain depression, and anxiety states, decreasing amyloid plaque formation to help prevent Alzheimer’s disease, and a whole slew of other benefits.” (babble) Many moms-to-be have had successfully used cannabis to ease nausea, pain from labor and even post-partum depression.
2) It’s better than wine
Can you imagine what kind of reaction a mom would get if she posted a photo of herself enjoying her vape as opposed to guzzling a huge glass of wine? Drinking and parenting have gone hand-in-hand in society for some time now, whereas there is undoubtedly some unnecessary stigma surrounding parents who might responsibly take advantage of a little cannabis every now and again. While weed has just as bad a rap as wine, it’s actually a lot safer in many ways, including the fact that a person can’t overdose on weed (while you can actually die of binge-drinking). On a lighter note, smoking the right dose or strain of marijuana that’s best for your personal use can help you feel relief, but won’t necessarily make you feel tipsy or high.
3) Pot eases pain
If your mom is dealing with chronic pain, she might want to try a little of what Dr. Dre prescribes in his 2001 album, you guessed it, chronic! Whether due to accident or illness, pain is detected by the peripheral nerves in your body that detect pain sensations. Because these nerves contain abundant receptors for cannabinoids, cannabinoids can actually block the receptors, ultimately easing the pain. If that’s not enough to have mom put her feet up and hand her a joint, we don’t know what is!
4) Weed promotes creativity
According to a study done by Schafer and colleagues in 2011, it was suggested that cannabis produces psychotomimetic symptoms, which in turn might lead to connecting seemingly unrelated concepts, an aspect of divergent thinking considered primary to creative thinking. (Psychology Today). The foundation of creativity is to look at something in a new way, or even form a new object or intangible idea through this process of thinking. We’re not suggesting you should send mom back to the 60s to paint naked art in a room full of swingers, but adding a little cannabis to her routine might spark her next painting, song or even business idea!
5) She can use a PHILTER!
Did you know that parents are one of the largest cannabis consumer groups? In fact, many moms and dads agree that smoking pot has actually improved their parenting. When compared to alcohol and prescription drugs, the stigma that comes with vaping or smoking weed as a parent is unparalleled. Mom (and you!) will be happy to know that there is finally a scientific solution to that stigma. By using a sophisticated personal filter for her vape, mom will be able to inhale her vapor and exhale clean air. Both the POCKET and the PHLIP by PHILTER are sleek, convenient and not to mention, make great Mother’s Day gifts!
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all of the moms out there!