A group of weed-smoking mums who meet for lavish cannabis-infused lunches say taking marijuana is making them better parents. The get-togethers are part of a new craze for medicinal marijuana parties – which are legal in California, USA. Mum-of-two Cheryl Shuman, 53, hosts posh dinners each month in Beverly Hills where friends can try new strains of the drug after a meals containing pot leaves and cannabis oil. And the women, who use the drug to ease conditions such as arthritis, believe marijuana use should be legalized everywhere. January Thomas, 37, smokes marijuana up to five times per day while looking after her 2-year-old daughter, Zeena. The part-time bar tender even takes Zeena to ‘hemp rallies’ with fiancé Magic Ellington – who goes by the name Henry Hemp.