Melissa Etheridge Says She Gets High With Her Kids: ‘It Brings Us Together’ – Best Mom Ever!
We’re totally obsessed with Melissa Etheridge. Not only is she full of love, light, brains, and talent (which is seen in the music she’s written for nearly three decades), but she’s also one hell of a mom!
The singer recently shared in the new Yahoo documentary film Weed & the American Family that she smokes pot with her wife, Linda Wallet, and her adult kids 20-year old Bailey and 18-year old Beckett.
“I have smoked with my older two,” she said. “It was funny at first, and then they realized, it’s a very natural, end-of-the-day [thing] … And it brings you much closer. I’d much rather have a smoke with my grown kids than a drink — oh, God, no.”
Additionally, marijuana also does wonders for the marriage: “Cannabis is the best marital aid. When it’s date night … It takes down your inhibition; your sexual desires are enhanced. We take a bath every night and smoke and talk and wind down and sleep a very, very good night sleep — and sleep is extremely important.”
Melissa is actually going into the marijuana industry with her own line of products called Etheridge Farms (and believe us, we’ll be first in line!).
Since she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, she says weed hasn’t been used solely for relaxing and recreational use, but for relief as well:
“I asked many of my friends [who had gone through chemo], ‘What’s the experience? What are you doing?’ And my friend David Crosby, he was the first one who said, ‘You know, Melissa, you have to do medicinal marijuana. You have to [try] cannabis. That’s the way to do it. It’s too hard otherwise,’” she said in the documentary.
She added: “It wasn’t about being high. It was just being to a place where I could communicate with my children, to where I could get up, to where I could eat. It was great medicine… My children have a very clear understanding of cannabis. When I hold it without shame or confusion, then they can understand it as simple as if I was pointing to a bottle of Percocet and said, ‘That’s Mama’s medicine.’ You take the naughtiness out of it, and it’s not something that kids run to.”