A Mary Jane Mother’s Day

  • by Sabrina Fendrick May 7, 2010

    By: Serra J. Frank Moms for Marijuana

    Serra J. FrankI am the founder of Moms for Marijuana and I support the NORML Women’s Alliance (NWA) in their fight for the educated regulation of Marijuana. Along with the NWA, Moms for Marijuana proudly represents like-minded mothers from all walks of life. On Mother’s Day, the NORML Women’s Alliance will introduce you to a couple of Moms for Marijuana by highlighting several stories of mothers and grandmothers who hold their heads up high and proudly say “I am a mom for Marijuana.”

    A lesson of history is that people enjoy altering their state of mind. History has also shown us that the prohibition of any substance is not beneficial to society and creates a violent and dangerous black market; which opens a gateway that allows our children to easily obtain these substances.

    Society tolerates drug use such as alcohol and tobacco. The taxes from these substances help our schools and our communities. Open access gives adults a safe source for obtaining their drug of choice, despite the health and social ramifications that come from the decision to consume these drugs. Alcohol and tobacco consumption creates an industry that generates hundreds of billions of dollars and employs millions of people each year. Regulation and restrictions make these substances more difficult for our children to obtain.

    Research has shown that Cannabis (Marijuana) is a safer alternative to drinking alcohol or using tobacco. Yet we continue to drive sensible adults to choose a more harmful substance because of Marijuana’s legal standing; and make criminals out of those who only wish to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

    Our country’s policies regarding the Cannabis plant are clearly misguided, uneducated and futile. Continuing to allow the enforcement of hypocritical and detrimental laws as well as tolerating failed policies is destructive to our society and the wrong message to send to our children. By avoiding discussion and change, we condemn them to repeat the mistakes of our past.

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    41 responses to “A Mary Jane Mother’s Day”

    1. AZmom says:

      love the NWA idea. You have my support. My 21yr old son is in MN. He supports and believes like I do. Main reason I support? It has saved my life. I’m on disability and need it to become legal in Arizona.

    2. Helen says:

      I find it sad that you think it healthy and desireable for children and teens to “alter their state of mind.” (since you present yourself as a mom, I have to assume this is what you believe even though you don’t state that specifically). I sincerely hope that your children don’t become addicted or slip down the slope to other drug use since they have a mom who promotes getting high. Good luck to you and your family.

    3. GrandmaRedlocks says:

      Hear hear!!! I was a Maiden, then a Mother, and now a Crone (Grandmother) add to that a recent cancer survivor and I am proud to stand up and say “I’m a Mom for Marijuana.” History has shown us that when we women stand together to right unjustice we can move mountains. It’s time to stand ladies… it is time to stand.

    4. […] admin wrote an interesting post today Here’s a quick excerpt By: Serra J. Frank – Moms for Marijuana I am the founder of Moms for Marijuana and I support the NORML Women’s Alliance (NWA) in their fight. […]

    5. You would think Moms would prefer their children to not go to jail and not be denied financial aid for school.

      As an off topic\color note viewing the article the caveman in me thought http://www.MILFs4Marijuana.com could be a comercial success also…

    6. Yoni says:

      While I am dubious of how effective all these little different social divisions are at helping to Reform Marijuana laws, they do, at the very least, help squash the notion that only hippies with long hair and who say “dude” a lot are the only ones who want marijuana law reform.

      Which is actually very important so keep up the good work!

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    8. jon ganj-ovi says:

      “History has also shown us that the prohibition of
      –any substance–
      is not beneficial to society and creates a violent and dangerous black market; which opens a gateway that allows our children to easily obtain these substances.”

      so true.

      i wish there was a N.O.R.D.L.

      National Org. (for) Reform (of ALL) Drug Laws…

      end prohibition all at once,
      freedom for ALL !!

      perhaps norml could start a ‘sister’ org. to promote this.

    9. Delpart says:

      #2 Well crafted straw man attack. Kudos on your passive aggressive technique.

      These same agreements are used to try and sway women, and most parents for that matter, into legislating away the *future* rights of their children all the time. And people sadly buy into it.

      Yes, support it now for the children, but dont forget you need to help shape the world they will live in for the majority of their lives.

      Good parenting protects children. Sound lawmaking ensures them a place to become good parents themselves.

    10. notabuzzkill says:

      Hannity is discussing marijuana legalization tonight 9 p.m. Eastern on FOX News…

      Should be interesting… “you’ve got to be high”…