It’s Just a Plant is a beautifully illustrated children’s book about marijuana by Ricardo Cortés, who also helped create the bedtime story classic Go the Fuck to Sleep. This juvenile cannabis tale chronicles the journey of a young girl as she learns more about the plant from various adults in her life, including her parents, a local farmer, a medical doctor and a cop. The book goes on to answer the child’s many questions about the purpose and proper use of pot, and offers honest rational information about the popular plant.
“She goes to a farm, and the farmer talks to her about how it grows, how it has seeds and how it’s used for a lot of different things. People use corn for eating, people use marijuana for making canvas, paper, etc. Then there’s a medicinal aspect: How does it affect the body? In the story she goes to a doctor to find out about it. He tells her patients use it as a medicine; there are many plants used as medicine. The doctor also explains that because it’s a medicine, it’s not for children.”
This straight forward educational book for kids unapologetically unfolds through a pro-legalization filter, and could potentially be a most useful tool for parents to help them more openly discuss marijuana with their children.
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