Sorry wine moms, but there’s new game in town. That would be “weed moms,” who have emerged as a strong driving force in the normalization of cannabis nationwide. As a recently released poll finds, moms are more likely than dads to educate their children about using hemp or CBD.
Oasis Intelligence surveyed 20,000 adults who consume cannabis or hemp CBD to better understand how attitudes around the plant have changed within family households. According to the results, more than half of weed-consuming moms (54 per cent) approved of using cannabis products for pain relief and other medical ailments under medical supervision.
Marijuana-consuming dads were less likely (46 per cent) to consider cannabis-derived medicine for their kids. Both moms and dads who consumed hemp-CBD were more willing to use similar medications on their children.
“This is likely due to the continued role of moms as the primary medical and wellness caretaker in families, and indicates an increased willingness to try more natural healing modalities than dads,” Oasis wrote in an analysis of the poll.
Similar disparities played out when it came to discussing cannabis with their kids. About 83 per cent of moms surveyed were in favour of educating students about marijuana while 74 per cent voiced support in discussing marijuana use with their kids. Dads and non-parents were not as keen on weed education for students.
A different Oasis Intelligence poll previously found that moms with kids at home were the most likely adult demographic to use marijuana more amid the coronavirus pandemic. And the demographic least likely to turn to weed? Men without kids.
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