It's my understanding that the Portland Women Grow chapter is the fastest growing chapter in the entire country. Considering how talented the women are behind the chapter (Leah Maurer and Sara Batterby), I'm not surprised. I attended my first Women Grow event this last week, and it was one of the best events I've ever attended in Oregon. I'll be posting an article soon recapping my experience at the event.
Marijuana consuming moms have been treated very unfairly for a long time in American society. Opponents act like moms are taking bong hits and blowing them in their kids' faces all day everyday, when in actuality that couldn't be farther from the truth. I know a lot of moms that are very successful and responsible, and at the end of a long day they choose cannabis instead of a glass of wine to relax and unwind. They lock up their cannabis so that their kids can't get it, and they never, ever consume it around their children.
Because of the stigma that goes along with being a cannabis consuming mom, it's hard for such moms to meet other like-minded people that are into the same things that they are. I know it's been very tough for my wife. She will go to mommy group functions, and never really establishes a deep friendship with anyone because the other people judge her for being pro-cannabis. I think that's why the next Women Grow event is so important, and will be a huge success. The Portland Woman Grow chapter is having a 'playdate in the park' event so that cannabis moms can meet other cannabis moms. Below is more information about the event, via Eventbrite:
The Women Grow Portland Chapter invites you to a social event, Moms meet up: Playdate in the Park. Our Portland chapter will provide iced tea for mamas and juice boxes for the kids. This is a FREE event, but please do register on this page so that we can have the correct amount of drinks and supplies. All women and parents are welcome! We will have information about our Women Grow chapter and our upcoming events. Fernhill Park has a great playground and lots of space for the kids to run and for moms to dialogue. Feel free to bring your (kid friendly) furry friends too, as this park has a dog park for the dogs to play at as well! We hope to see you all there!!
Where: Fernhill Park 6010 Northeast 37th Avenue Portland, OR 97211
When: Sunday, July 12, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT)