As a parent, having any serious talk with children can be difficult. Take sexual behaviours for example, for the longest time, parents from select cultures have failed to educate said children and this is obviously bad, as it leaves them confused (especially in the real-world).
Susan Soares’, “What’s Growing in Grandma’s Garden,” is a children’s book that aims to “help grownups have a conversation” about cannabis use reports Mg Retailer.
Soares’ first use of cannabis was supposedly for medical reasons, namely when she experienced a concussion reports The Growth Op. Due to the distress and discomfort that resulted from the injury and thoughts of self-harm, she was referred to this respective plant. By acquiring knowledge on cannabis with every step she took, it naturally led her to create a non-profit group called Cannabis Awareness Rallies and Events (CARE).
As for how the message has been sent across to readers, it was disclosed that both grandma and grandson share a love for gardening. Upon exploring the different plants, fruits and vegetables she carries, it was mentioned that grandma’s preference goes to the cannabis plant.
Throughout the book, how grandma makes use of it and its health benefits are expounded upon. For instance, it has been shared that it induces a sense of relaxation in her.
Here’s an extract from the book that has been shared by The Growth Op which Soares initially spoke of with the High Times:
“Grandma also happens to have a greenhouse full of weed plants in her backyard. She explains to the little boy that he can ‘look but not touch,’ and that as a child, his brain is still developing. He will have to wait for adulthood to get baked with Grandma.”
The aforementioned clearly shows that Soares was careful in writing the book, especially in the message she wants to send across in terms of who should be using it and why it is important to wait a certain age for cannabis use.