Lady Gaga told Z100 that after a hip injury she smoked 15 to 20 joints a day. She also said that during this time, she became addicted to marijuana.
"I was living on a totally other psychedelic plane, numbing myself completely, and looking back I do see now that some of it had to do with my hip pain. I didn't know where the pain was coming from so I was just in a lot of pain and very depressed all the time and not really sure why," she said on the Elvis Duran and the Z100 Morning Show. "I have been addicted to it and it's ultimately related to anxiety coping and it's a form of self-medication."
Addicted? Give us a break, Gaga just described what thousands of medical marijuana patients go through EVERY SINGLE DAY. Would it have been better if she was dosed up on doctor-prescribed opioids? Are all those medcan patients addicted as well? Or do they just need their medicine like any other patient?
"I do put that pressure on myself; I have to be high to be creative. I need that, that's an error in my life that happened for over 10 years. Can I be brilliant without it? I know that I can be and I have to be because I want to live, and I want my fans to want to live," she said.
Sounds like LG thinks a whole lot of herself. What she chose not to think about was that those that want to keep marijuana prohibition in place will use her blathering as a weapon. And they have, by CBS, CNN and host of other outlets.
What Gaga needs to understand is that with the fame she has so carefully cultivated comes responsibility. Medical Marijuana is a necessity for many, Gaga, so try not to be so flip when speaking about it.