"Octomom" Nadya Suleman is taking medical marijuana to treat anxiety, according to a TMZ report Feb. 21.
"The marijuana she consumes is primarily embedded in cookies and other bakery products," sources said. "We're told Nadya ingests the pot both at home and on the road during appearances."
Suleman reportedly got a medical-marijuana card just two days after she left a 28-day rehab facility to treat her addiction to the anxiety drug Xanax. The medical-marijuana card is a state-issued identification card that enables a patient who has a doctor's note to possess or use cannibis.
Sources say Nadya, 37, doesn't believe she's putting her 14 children at risk by using marijuana, which is now used to treat depression, alcohol abuse, epilepsy, adrenal disease, migraines and fibromyalgia, among other conditions.
When the Octomom entered rehab in October 2012, she said she wanted to be able to manage her chaotic life without drugs. "I am working in therapy every day with my doctors and therapists regarding the origin of these [panic] attacks so as not to have to rely on medications to handle it," she said.
Suleman, who has been under nonstop stress since giving birth to octuplets in January 2009, previously confessed she was suicidal, and has admitted she was "addicted" to having children because of the unconditional love they provide. However, she has since come to the sobering realization that she made a huge mistake.
“Kids won’t leave you," Nadya said. "I created this village, my own little safe, predictable, safe village. Yes [it was a mistake to get IVF after having six kids]. Was I in my lucid state of mind? I don't know."
Despite admitting her mistake, Suleman has also vehemently defended her mothering skills. “I’ve trained them so well, they can brush their own teeth, dress themselves and scrub each other’s backs,” she said. “It’s not chaotic. They’re very quiet and obedient and well-behaved and smart.
“The kids have structure and discipline and only eat healthily. They don’t know what candy is! I’ve done a really great job with them. I don’t get any credit.”
In fact, Suleman insisted her children could not have a better mom. "They could never have a better home," she said. "A better home, physically? Yes. But they could never have a better mother."