In today’s post, we chat with author Danielle Simone Brand about motherhood and cannabis use, and delve deep into her book Weed Mom: The Canna-Curious Woman's Guide to Healthier Relaxation, Happier Parenting, and Chilling TF Out. Danielle is an incredible talented journalist and writer, and has so much knowledge about cannabis that she shared with us today. As someone who started using cannabis later in life, she shared her tips on how to start using cannabis to better your own health - and we reiterated our favourite motto, start low and go slow! We chatted about implications of being a cannabis using mom, and how to deal with the fear surrounding that. She also talked to us Canadians about the cannabis system in the USA, which is really interesting to dig into if you’re not familiar. If you haven’t already, make sure to check out Danielle on Instagram @DanielleSimoneBrand, and keep reading to learn about responsible cannbis use as a mom, drug testing in labor, green network of nurses, how to talk to your kids about cannabis, and much more!
Danielle, author of Weed Mom, and plant medicine journalist has taken the adventurous route a few times in her life. Highlights include founding two businesses, traveling alone to out-of-the-way spots, and attempting (also failing) to homestead in the wilds of Colorado. She has an MA in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University, a BA from Dartmouth College, and an inability to do the same thing in the same place for very long. Today she lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, their two children, and a very barky terrier.
In This Episode We Talk About
1:21 - The implications of being a Cannamom.
6:08 - Responsible cannabis use as a mom.
13:21 - Drug testing while in labour in the US.
16:14 - CPS and weed - what to do.
21:22 - Talking to your kids about cannabis.
27:17 - How we started to use cannabis.
30:08 - Critical thinking around cannabis information.
38:50 - Dealing with nerves and trying cannabis as a mom.