Nadya Suleman, also known as Octomom, lives in California. California has a medical marijuana law. It is obvious where this story is going, and on Thursday it was reported that Suleman indeed has a medical marijuana card.
According to source connected to Suleman, who is the mother of 14, all by in-vitro fertilization, Suleman has a medical marijuana card, used to treat her anxiety. She got the card just two days after she exited rehab, which she had entered for Xanax dependency.
It appears the marijuana is being used as a substitute for the Xanax, as earlier, her rep said the Xanax had been prescribed for "her stress, exhaustion and anxiety."
According to the source, Suleman ingests the marijuana primarily via cookies and other baked goods. In other words, she's not smoking it in blunts or joints (like some other well-known celebrities do).
She takes the pot both at home and even on the road during appearances.
What's interesting, though, is that Suleman apparently only takes the marijuana when her nannies are not present, which means that she is the only one around to care for her brood of 14 when she's high.
Octomom saw a Los Angeles Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) raid on her home last weekend. The were investigating a report by a former nanny that alleged that the mother of 14 had been using drugs, drinking heavily, blacking out, forgetting key events, leaving the children unbathed for days, and not changing their clothes for weeks.
Nadya Suleman became famous when she gave birth to octuplets in 2009, but became infamous when it was revealed that she already had six children from earlier IVF implantations, was unemployed, and on public assistance programs.
She earned the name "Octomom" from those octuplets.