Pot-Smoking Parents Name Kids After Marijuana Plants. Online world Applauds It.
Twitter is going wild for one pot-smoking couple who named their kids after two cannabis plants – SaTiva and Indica.
On Thursday, Twitter user Freed Lee posted that his brother and partner had picked marijuana-themed names for their children. The particular post has since generated 18k retweets and 95k likes, according to Fox News.
“UPDATE: My brother is excited to announce the birth of his 2nd daughter! …and before you ask, yes, her name is exactly what you think it is,” Lee wrote.
The uncle included a tweet from October 2018 stating the birth of his very first niece named SaTiva, a play on the actual Sativa plant, known for its “head high” instead of the “body high” from the indica plant.
“My first niece is named SaTiva…I just…” he published.
Twitter users were enthusiastic over the announcement, praising the pot-smoking couple for giving their daughters these “beautiful” names.
“Weed is a beautiful thing, after all. Congrats to the new addition to your family and a beautiful, healthy baby girl,” commented one user.
“That’s amazing,” commented another user. “I met a girl called Indica a while ago, and it suited her well! It was only later that I thought ‘hang on a sec… Indica?'”
“Call me crazy, but those are beautiful names,” commented another
Other individuals were a bit more careful, worrying that the children could be subject to ridicule.
“So as not to be mistaken for being hateful, I say only this; before naming a child, parents should give thought to how that name will affect the child later in life. Take, for instance, the parents who named their child Adolf Hitler. A name is a gift from the parents…” said one Twitter user.
“This is cute, but kids are cruel. The kids named Margarita and Champagne definitely got bullied and teased when I was growing up. I’d be scared to put mine out there like that. But I’m sure as adults their names will stand out,” said another.
While cannabis lovers assert that marijuana is safe, according to recent research, the legalization of weed in Colorado has led to an increase in emergency room visits.
“Recreational cannabis went on sale in 2014, and it has led to an increase in emergency department visits, according to a new study,” reported CNN in 2019. “Although inhaled cannabis leads to more visits overall, new research says, edibles — foods containing cannabis extract — account for more visits for psychiatric and cardiovascular symptoms.”
Colorado legalized cannabis for recreational use in 2014 after allowing it for healing purposes in 2009. Between 2012 and 2016, UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital noticed a “threefold increase” in ER visits linked to cannabis use — 9,973 cases. Dr. Andrew A. Monte, an emergency medicine doctor at the hospital, said the research stemmed from his peers witnessing a high number of cannabis-related trips without any facts to back up the spotted pattern.
Colorado is one of the numerous states increasingly embracing cannabis. Since California legalized weed in 2017, the move to make a social scene from the recreational drug has been continuous in certain parts of the state, mainly in the Bay Area and Los Angeles.
The marijuana industry has also introduced a campaign of political correctness to clear up the preconception related to the drug, telling individuals to avoid using the term “pot” because it’s an offensive term. According to Anchorage Daily News, the cannabis industry has grown very self-conscious of the stereotypical image of “the stoner” and wants to clean up the preconception.
“Marijuana still carries a stigma that surfaces with the use of old slang like pot and weed,” reported ADN in 2018. “For many, the words evoke an image of lazy, not-so-bright people who puff their lives away.”
The industry wishes people today would begin to use the more scientifically-minded name “cannabis” instead.