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Famous Moms Explain How Weed Has Helped Them Become the Best Parents Possible

In being referred to as the “Green Goddess” or, even more directly, as “Mother Mary,” cannabis is frequently likened to an entity that is life-giving, nurturing, and, quite specifically, maternal. 

Weed as the Mother of Us All is a concept that’s both ancient, dating back to at least the fourth century CE when it was used to aid in childbirth, and, as legalization increases and stigma around parents using pot dissipates, blazingly up-to-the moment.

In 2017, NBC’s Today profiled a number of “Marijuana Moms” who advocate for cannabis as an enhancement to better parenting and a happier home life. Among them was Kayce Bowdon, founder of the blog The Cannavist Mom, who said she went from being archly anti-pot to embracing weed after she used medical marijuana to successfully treat her migraines.

“I’ve heard from hundreds of moms who use marijuana,” Kaycee told NBC’s Maria Shriver. “They’re happy that I’m out there, putting it out there. There are so many moms that are still hiding because they’re ashamed. And you shouldn’t be ashamed.”

And that was three whole Mother’s Days ago. As cannabis has continued to positively transform society since then, a number of famous moms have spoken out about their love of the plant. Here are some of the most memorable quotes from celebrity moms about weed — just in time for Mother’s Day this upcoming weekend.

Amy Schumer

In 2019, funny person Amy Schumer became a funny mom by giving birth to a son named Gene Fischer. Presumably, she also commenced smoking weed, as Amy lamented not being able to light up while she was carrying.

During her pregnancy, Amy told Today’s Savannah Guthrie that what she would normally use to unwind was “usually marijuana” and added, “I was just thinking about how I miss weed.”

Ever the pot-loving provocateur, on April 20, 2019, Amy posted an Instagram photo of herself, hugely pregnant and dragging on a (fake) joint next to a baby carriage containing a booze bottle. Her hilarious gag caption: “Happy 4/20 to all the expectant mothers out there.”

Most recently, in January 2020, Amy discussed marijuana — and being a mom — at a live event with Oprah Winfrey. Amy said her dream was to get Oprah’s straight-edge BFF Gayle King to “smoke weed.”

Comically addressing King from the stage, Amy teased, “We’re lookin’ at you, Gayle. We’re talkin’ about wellness today, right? Try an edible, Gayle — something. It’s never nice to drug someone. And I’m very against that. But if we just made Gayle a couple brownies….”

Not missing a beat, Oprah laughed and said, “Then we’ll Instagram it so y’all can see!”

Gwyneth Paltrow

Lush lifestyle guru Gwyneth Paltrow may take a lot of heat in some circles for her high-end Goop guides to privileged living, but let’s give cannabis credit where it’s dankishly due: Gwyneth Paltrow is a celebrity mom who smokes weed.

Sitting in with Howard Stern in 2018, Gwyneth confirmed that she indulges in pot and pointed out, “It’s legal in California now!”

Gwyneth also addressed the topic on her Goop site, writing, “What’s really interesting to see, with all the legalization of marijuana happening, is how there’s evidence that it can be helpful in a medicinal sense for people. That it can really be an alternative pain management system, and, in some cases, helpful for depression.”

After adding CBD and cannabis products to gift bags at her Goop summit, Gwyneth further said, “I love this subject [of marijuana to enhance women’s lives]. It really has the potential to shift old patterns of thought and change lives, and I feel like we really could be on the precipice of something a lot bigger than we realize, scientifically.”