Pete Davidson Speaks Out for Weed
Written by Joshua Silver
No Matter where you stand on the issue of recreational marijuana, medical research has proved in some cases that using it can help alleviate pain. Enter Pete Davidson, the youngest comedian to be cast for Saturday Night Live. The young funny man recently sat down with High Times to explain about his condition, and his need for taboo plant.
Davidson explained in the interview, “I got Crohn’s disease when I was like 17 or 18. I found the medicines the doctors were prescribing didn’t work.” We went on to say “Me performing not high has gone awful. It’s awful for me, because I don’t feel well.” He also went on to say that while he is thrilled to use cannabis medicinally, he believes that the substance should be available to anyone who wants it.
Saying that living with Crohn’s can be a nightmare is an understatement. Those of us that don’t live with the disease can’t begin to understand the severe pain can be. The ailment causes inflammation (swelling) of the bowls causing pain and the inability to eat for some. Sometimes surgery can help but most people have to rely on medication.
Davidson is the most recent influencer to come out to support the cannabis industry. Big names like Bill Maher, Whoopi Goldberg, and Susan Sarandon (to just name a few) have come out to publicly support the cause. If you want to see the full interview be sure to check out High Times.