Pot Brownies Can Be Amazing ... Until You Remember You’re a Mom

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For many people, thinking of pot use conjures up images of stoned college kids or bleary-eyed slackers, playing video games and eating Cheetos. But as marijuana laws loosen up around the country, more moms are making the choice to do a little herbal experimentation of their own. Read on to find out how some real moms feel about their recent adventure into the world of "special brownies."

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We talked to several moms, fresh off a little "ladies weekend" that, for some, included a little pot brownie experimentation. Let's see how they liked it. Will pot brownies become the new glass of wine? 

1. "I tried a pot brownie for the first time when I was with some girlfriends on a trip to a pot-friendly state. It felt relaxing and silly, but I might have just been relaxed because I was out of the house and away from the kids, to be honest." -- Heather H.

2. "I just got back from a girl's weekend in Seattle, where we were offered several kinds of "special" baked goods, including gluten-free pot cookies (how nice that they were looking out for the gluten-free crowd). I tried half of a pot brownie, but I don't think I'd do it again. It turns out that I don't really like being high, and the brownie was only so-so, flavorwise. I think I'd rather have a GREAT brownie and a glass of wine." -- Jessa D.

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3. "Listen, we all joke about drinking wine to relax, so why is having a little enhanced baked good any different? I don't get high on a regular basis, though I probably would if it was legal in my state. I feel no guilt about being a 4/20 friendly mama!" -- Faith K.

4. "After living in a total hippie house in my 20s when we would 'wake and bake' on a regular basis, eating a pot brownie feels nostalgic. But these days I don't love being high. I do find it amusing to watch other people get high though, especially when my mom friends are cutting loose." -- Elizabeth A.

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5. "NEVER AGAIN! I tried a pot brownie for the first time recently and it hit me WAY too hard. I was paranoid and hungry the rest of the night. It was the opposite of relaxing!" -- Sarah F.

6. "I've tried pot brownies before and I would do it again, but only when I know I don't have to drive or do much parenting. It is fun, but not compatible with being useful!" -- Brandy L.

How about you? Would you try a pot brownie to celebrate or relax?

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