I did a shoot with Keira Sumimoto, the founder of the Instagram account @cannabisandparenthood and we talked about how our kids might grow up to relate to cannabis.
We both use it regularly, and as much as I try to keep it in the down low at home, Amelie has asked a few times what it is.
The truth is that I don’t have all the answers but here’s where I’m at: I’ve learned so much about the power of herbal medicine in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine and I’m fascinated by it all. I see cannabis as another herb we use at home to support our bodies (and mind) through the changes and challenges of life. It serves various purposes and works different for different people so like with anything else, start small and see how it affects you, and always use in moderation. Amelie is almost 6 and she understands my vape pen as herbal medicine for adults (an easy way to keep her safe until she’s old enough to make her own choices) and our CBD oil as a good ointment for “owies” (a anti-inflammatory life savior for the joint pain I was left with after being sick with a tropical virus, and my go to when Amelie get’s any superficial scrapes that need soothing).
I’m not afraid of cannabis because I’ve used it for over 6 years and it has served me and many I know well with zero side-effects. There is a big need for more research to better understand this plant and to demystify it more, but if you have any questions feel free to ask!
Also, if you’re interested in learning more, check out Canna Kids to see what results they’re finding when using this miracle plant to support people with cancer, epilepsy, and other disorders. Tracy and her team are making progress in leaps and bounds in terms of research and product development and it’s been amazing to witness!
Here’s a few photos from my shoot with Keira for Dawson+Hellmann, makers of beautiful cannabis-inspired hand embroidered bedding and pjs.