Brenda Burke enjoys the pleasant effects of using cannabis, but finds that sometimes even a single puff on her vape pen can produce an overwhelming high.
Which is why she’s looking forward to the upcoming legalization of weed on Oct. 17, 2018. Burke, who lives in Toronto and asked that her name be changed for privacy reasons, believes that the availability of cannabis products in regulated, precise microdoses will be beneficial for treating her anxiety.
“If I can get access to measured microdoses in some form, it might increase my consumption come fall, but I feel it would lower my alcohol consumption as well. I’d like to replace my occasional glass of wine with a microdose,” Burke told HuffPost Canada.
“Ideally, I’d like to see more options for edibles as I would prefer not to smoke if I can as I worry about carcinogens, and I do feel like a bit of a teenager sitting on my balcony smoking weed.”
Burke is not alone in her desire to use cannabis while parenting. According to a recent study conducted by Van der Pop in partnership with Canadian Viewpoint, 38 per cent of moms who participated in the survey admit that using cannabis helps them be more patient and playful with their children, and 35 per cent use cannabis as a substitute for alcohol.