‘Cannabis strengthened our bond’: can pot make you a better parent?

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Touting the benefits of ‘being present’, some parents claim marijuana helps with their job – but the facts are uncertain

An Oregon mother posted a photo last year of herself breastfeeding her baby while she took a bong hit. Naturally, the image went viral.

Amid the expected backlash, some much milder criticism came from Jenn Lauder, an Oregon cannabis activist who co-founded Splimm, a newsletter on pot and parenting, with her husband. Lauder chided the breastfeeder for exposing the baby to smoke and for the “optics� of the image.

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