Navigating the Cannabis Landscape: A Guide for Cannabis Moms

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Hey there, canna-moms! If you’re juggling the joys and challenges of motherhood, you know that self-care isn’t a luxury – it’s a necessity. For some of us, cannabis has become a part of that self-care routine. We’re living in a time where the cannabis stigma is slowly fading, and more moms are openly discussing and embracing its role in their lives. 

The thing is, cannabis can be as confusing as figuring out a toddler’s mood swings. But don’t worry, we’ve got your back! In this blog, we’ll explore the ABCs of CBD and THC and talk about the cannabis landscape that feels as complex as assembling a baby crib without instructions. 

The Basics of Cannabis

This one’s for the true beginners – before we get into anything else, let’s make sure we’re on the same page about what the different types of cannabis are, how you can use it, and how it affects your body.

Different Types of Cannabis

There are two categories of cannabis strains: sativa and indica. Sativas are known for giving you an uplifting boost, like an energizing morning smoothie. Indica, on the other hand, is like a cozy blanket on a lazy Sunday (remember those?). They’re known for giving more relaxing and de-stressing effects. And for the times where you can’t decide, there’s hybrid strains. The best of both worlds, like that perfect pair of jeans that fits just right for every occasion.

Understanding Cannabinoids

All cannabis strains have compounds that make you feel good called “cannabinoids,” but these cannabinoids can do different things. The two most popular cannabinoids are THC and CBD. THC is the cannabinoid that gives you that “high” feeling. You know, the giggly, introspective, eat-everything-in-your-fridge feeling. 

CBD indirectly interacts with your body, so it gives you that zen feeling without the mental buzz. Every strain has varying levels of these cannabinoids, and knowing what experience you’re looking for will help you choose the right cannabis product.

Methods of Cannabis Consumption

Just like there are a ton of varieties of cannabis, there are also many ways to consume it. These are the most popular:

  • Smoking: This is the classic way to consume cannabis. It’s straightforward and gets the job done. If you like inhaling cannabis but don’t want the lingering smoke, try vaping. Vaporizers heat the cannabis to release the cannabinoids into a vapor and don’t require anything to be lit on fire (which could also be safer for the kiddies).
  • Edibles: These are mama’s sneaky special snacks. They take a little bit longer to kick in, but the effects are always worth the wait.
  • Oils and Tinctures: These are the versatile cardigans of cannabis – they’re easy to use and great for precise dosing.


Health & Safety Considerations

Because you’re a mom, you’re always worrying about making sure everyone is safe. To be fair, there are some concerns when it comes to having cannabis around kids. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the benefits of cannabis without keeping you and your family safe. Here’s a short guide on how to safely incorporate cannabis in your life.

Safe Consumption Practices

First up, it’s all about balance, like finding that sweet spot between a clean house and happy kids (we know, easier said than done!). If you’re new to cannabis, start low and go slow. It’s like trying a new face mask – you want to test a little bit first to see how you react.

Next, make sure to keep your cannabis goodies locked away, just like those cleaning supplies under the sink. We’re all about keeping it out of reach of our curious little explorers.

Lastly, think about what you have to do for the rest of the day. Is it your turn to car pool to soccer practice? Do you have to pick up a couple things from the grocery store? Cannabis and cars do not mix. Schedule your canna-time for when you know you have nowhere to be.

Dosing and Potency of Edibles

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The best way to have a good cannabis experience is to understand the dosing and potency, especially when it comes to edibles. Other methods of consumption have near immediate effects, so it’s easier to tell when to stop. But edibles take time to kick in, so patience is key. Wait at least a couple of hours before deciding you need more. 

Think of it like sugar in your coffee – a little can go a long way. Start with a low dose, especially if you are new to the game.

Potency varies a lot in edibles, which is why it’s so important to check the labels for THC content, which is measured in milligrams. The average serving of THC is 10 mg, but some people prefer a microdose, which is usually 5 mg or lower. It takes a little bit of trial and error, but once you find the sweet spot, you’ll be happier than your kid finding out there’s a new season of Cocomelon coming out.

Cannabis & Parenting

Navigating the path between cannabis and parenting can feel a bit like trying to sneak some chocolate without your kids noticing – a delicate balance of enjoyment and responsibility. Let’s dive into to this topic that’s very close to our hearts.

Navigating the Stigma Associated with Being a Cannabis-Using Parent

Dealing with the stigma is all about confidence and knowing your facts. Remember, using cannabis doesn’t define your parenting skills any more than enjoying a glass of wine does. Surround yourself with a supportive squad. Just like in mommy groups, having friends who understand and respect your choices can make a world of difference.

Tips for Responsible Use

Setting boundaries with cannabis is like managing screen time – necessary and practical. It’s about finding the right time and place, preferably when you’re not on active mommy duty.

Discretion is key. Just as you wouldn’t discuss adult topics in front of the kiddos, keep your cannabis use low-key and private. It’s part of being a responsible, adult cannabis user.

Talking to Your Kids About Cannabis

Having the “cannabis talk” is like having any talk with your kids. Timing is everything, and so is framing. Teach them about cannabis at a level they will understand. Keep it simple and honest. If they ask, explain that cannabis is something adults can choose to use, much like coffee or wine, and that it’s not for kids. 


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Whether cannabis is part of your self-care routine or just a topic you were curious about, know that you’re not alone. There’s a whole community of canna-moms out here, navigating the same waters, always ready to offer support, share a laugh, or lend an ear.


If you have any questions, feel free to reach out the the BestBüds team. That’s what we’re here for – to be your go-to pals in this green journey, always ready with advice, support, or even just a friendly mom-to-mom chat!

*The contents of this blog are intended for informational purposes only. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.*

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