Stoner News – Lady Gaga’s Cannabis Addiction
Celebrities. They’re so annoying, with the extreme amount of sway that they have over people. Even more annoying is when they say something stupid… Really stupid. Like the interview that was released with Lady Gaga, stating that she was addicted to marijuana. The interview said that she smoked fifteen to twenty joints a day to help her cope with a hip injury that caused her to cancel her Born This Way Tour. Unfortunately for stoners everywhere, Gaga went on to say “I have been addicted to it and it’s ultimately related to anxiety coping and it’s a form of self medication”.
There are stoners that get really cranky when they run out of bud, which is totally understandable for patients. But there are no withdrawal symptoms or crazy mood swings. A cranky attitude is a far cry from the terrifying effects of a heroin withdrawal. However, only a total of 9% of people who have smoked marijuana actually become addicted to it. Other substances have much higher numbers, like alcohol at 15%, heroin at 23%, and nicotine at 32%.
With celebrities having such a huge say in culture, this interview may cause issues for the cannabis community. Maybe not law wise but since a lot of the younger generations are brainwashed by things in the media, it’ll be harder to convince the youth about cannabis. While they can’t vote yet, they do need to understand the benefits of cannabis so that when they do come of age, they can vote with an informed opinion. People that are constantly in the spotlight, like Lady Gaga, need to be careful about what they say. Even if she still supports marijuana, she’s making it seem like it’s a very negative thing. “Addiction” is not a good word and shouldn’t be used if possible. There are plenty of other phrases and terms to use instead, ones that aren’t so negative.