"The fact is, kids who have parents who talk to them openly and respectfully about tough subjects are better able to navigate the chaos of the teen and young adult years. And for that reason, I am so here for this book."
"Talking to kids about Cannabis use is scary but having books like It's Just a Plant can make that conversation far less anxiety-inducing as it helps the parents to be more prepared for that heavy discussion."
--Green Market Report
"A great conversation starter if you want to discuss this topic with your kids."
"We are working to normalize cannabis use and along with that is HOW we are discussing the plant with our youth. Education is the answer...but where to start? Well, this book is a GREAT starting point!"
--High Society Mama
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"The book succeeds in helping parents send two important messages: marijuana has a long history and various uses, and whereas adults can use it responsibly, it is not to be used by children."
--from the afterword by Marsha Rosenbaum, PhD
"It's Just a Plant gives a glimpse of what enlightened drug education could be."
--Dr. Andrew Weil, author, founder of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine
"I highly recommend this little book...It's a jewel."
--Ethan Nadelmann, founder of the Drug Policy Alliance
"Funny...offbeat...a riot, with a series of characters explaining the glory of cannabis to a young girl and her mother."
--New York Post
"Ricardo Cortés, an author and illustrator based in Brooklyn, New York, is a pioneer in the genre [of children's books on cannabis]...He was active in drug policy reform advocacy and wanted a tool to help people look at pot from a new perspective."