Singer Kehlani has revealed the reason she quit smoking marijuana in 2018.
The star posted a TikTok video announcing that she’s “ouid free” before explaining why she gave up the green.
“I used to smoke a lot of weed and now I speak on it in a past tense perspective. People think I’m s–tting on weed, I’m not. I loved weed when I was involved with it. It’s a beautiful plant with very nice properties when used correctly. I don’t think that I was using it correctly. I think I was overusing it. I wasn’t the most productive pothead,” she said.
“It really really messed with my vocal cords and it really took a lot of energy from my day. I stopped to regulate my body and myself,” she continued. “I got to a point where I couldn’t eat, sleep or be at a social gathering. I couldn’t kick it without smoking weed and I just didn’t want it to have that hold on my life anymore.”
According to MayoClinic, Medical marijuana use but different strains can cause a host of symptoms, including headaches, drowsiness, fatigue, disorientation and more.
Kehlani says that although it may not be for her, she’s not discouraging her fans from smoking.
“And also my throat and lungs were tired of me. But I’m not judging the weed smokers! Get it, girl,” her video concludes.
Recreational marijuana is currently legal in 19 states, while medical marijuana is legal in 37. New Mexico, Virginia, and South Dakota recently passed laws legalizing weed in late June and early July.
However, marijuana is yet to be legalized on a federal level. U.S. neighbors, Canada legalized marijuana federally in 2018. Marijuana is still considered an illegal Schedule I drug by the U.S. government. There is a push to have the drug declassified and legalized by the federal government.