Mum Says Smoking Weed Makes Her A 'Better Mum'
A mum-of-two has said that it's 'okay to smoke weed after your kids go to bed' and has compared it to other mums having a glass of wine at the end of the day to unwind.
Twenty-three-year-old Caitlin Fladager lives in Vancouver, Canada, where its legal to smoke cannabis for recreational or medicinal use.
Caitlin has more than 280,000 followers on Instagram is often praised for being open with her followers about the ups and downs of her life, including struggles with mental health and being a young mum.
She shared a post on her Instagram page in which she said smoking cannabis had helped with her mental health and enabled her to put weight on her 'underweight' body - she finished the post by saying: "You can still be a kick a** mom, and smoke weed."
She added: "Marijuana is my glass of wine. It's my can of beer. It's my relaxation time." And spoke out against people who frowned upon mum's for smoking cannabis but 'no one looks twice' when a mum says she enjoys wine.
Caitlin also said: "Weed makes me a better mom, as I get a good night sleep after I smoke. I wake up well rested, and with a more clear mind. [My anxiety] has been so much better since I started smoking."
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But was quick to clarify that she only smokes when her little ones, aged six and four, are in bed.
Naturally, her post has divided opinion with some people agreeing with Caitlin and other slamming for her for choices.
According to the NHS, cannabis can have some pretty unpleasant side effects.
It warns that if you're not used to it you may feel sick or faint; it can impact your memory; make you feel sleepy and can make some people 'feel confused, anxious or paranoid, and some experience panic attacks and hallucinations'.
It also warns that with long-term use you may feel 'demotivated and uninterested in other things going on in your life, such as education or work'.
For more information about cannabis, you can check out the NHS website here.
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Caitlin Fladager