"I will be 50 years old May 1. Never in my life did I think I would see legalization. As it became reality in MO I searched for groups of like-minded people. The first I found was Canna Moms MO. When I joined I was just finding out I had breast cancer. In April 2019 I had a full bilateral mastectomy, began my healing and chemo, and simply wanted to die. BUT, I began to see positivity! I saw a group of women caring for each other. I saw something to be passionate about! Something I wanted to be a part of. A reason to live! As the group began to grow, so did I. I became a legal medical card holder and Canna Moms helped me see a world that I wanted to live in. I began to have positive thoughts again. I began to have creative ideas again. I didn't feel like I had to be some evil gremlin hiding away using my medicine. We can show up at events, we can show up in our communities, we can help and we can make a difference. We are mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, cousins - we are women helping women, helping families, helping communities, helping the world. Now it's April 2020. I am cancer free and will continue to grow with Canna Moms, Inc."
-Sheila Flanagan, Canna Matriarchs St. Joseph Member
" I’m Canna Mom proud! This group is made up of a great group folks, with a few special ones stick out (Tanya Johnson Roth & Christina Frommer). These ladies have been a blessing and made the last 9 months of my life and my family feeling so grateful to have met them. My son, Seth Wiggington was sentenced to 23 years for marijuana charges and had already been serving three years in a maximum-security prison. Some of his friends put me in touch with Canna Mom founder Tanya Johnson Roth and the weight on my shoulders was lifted almost immediately. My son is free today and I can attest to the fact that it was due to this great group of folks who make me Canna Mom proud!"
-Jamie Wiggington, Canna Matriarchs St. Joseph Member
“I am a big fan of what Canna Moms is doing. Cannabis as a medicine is used by patients from all ages and Canna Moms is helping to end the stigma surrounding Cannabis and family units. They are building a community of patient mothers and mothers of patients to come together and pool resources to help one another. What affects one of us, affects us all. I’m proud to support a Canna Moms in any way I can.” - -Nate Bullman, Nate on Cannabis
"Canna Mom's have been a safe, loving sisterhood of support I never had. As well as leading me to getting my MMJ license today and helping me find a lawyer to help with my disability and is supportive of me getting my MMJ card finally. This group supports our local communities giving back when in need. We are a safe environment for women to reach out, chat, meet up, and change the stigma of medical marijuana.
Much love and peace to you all "
-Sheila Orchard, Canna Matriarchs KC Member
"The Cannamoms group is an amazing bunch of ladies! I love being a part of a group that stands up for patient rights and helping hands in the local community. I have found so much support and kindness being part of this group. Truly amazing uplifting and silly moms/ grand moms that have a huge hearts. The day to day inspiration , I personally have had days that I am at my wits end with everything. Just being able to vent with no judgement helps. I have learned a lot about the different types of cannabis strains and the best part is the sharing of recipes.. I love this group !"
-Anonymous Canna Matriarchs KC Member
" On February 27, 2020 after working a 12 hour overnight shift, I drove four hours to see my boyfriend of two years. After only being at his house for 20 minutes I found out that he had been cheating on me. Needless to say I was devastated. Too tired to drive home and positive I was not staying at his place, I got a hotel room nearby. Here's where Canna Moms came to my rescue. That night I was laying in my hotel room heartbroken in tears and I reached out to this new found group that I had only just recently joined. I just wanted to know if there was anyone out there that would want to meet up for some coffee or something so I didn't have to be alone. Within minutes I had several moms reach out to me. One special mom in particular reached out and offered to swing by and swoop me up for coffee and a sesh. It was exactly what I needed! She had all the right things to say that I needed to hear at that time. She gave me the love and encouragement to not go back to him. With a simple "bye Felicia" message to his phone I gassed up and hit the highway and haven't looked back since. These women I had never met or had a conversation with, had become my new found support and comfort. They were a breath of fresh air. Through networking with these moms I was able to get connected to other sources and apply and obtain my medical card. I also, through networking with these amazing moms, was able to get connected with a caregiver and obtain a better understanding of the whole medical marijuana movement. These mommas have taught me a lot. There have even been times I've reached out to these moms while being in mom "crisis" mode. These women again showed up and supported me. They have honestly restored my faith in women and helped me realize how essential it is to have them in my life."
-Corina Merrit, St. Joseph Chapter