Singer Joss Stone recently sat for an interview with Britain’s Star magazine and it has anti-drug campaigners freaking out. You may have guessed it…the 22-year-old admitted to smoking weed on a regular basis, calling it “fun”.
Here’s what the uproar is about: Joss said, “I smoke weed, but I don’t think it’s really a drug. It’s more an herb. I don’t regret saying that at all. I think everyone smokes weed and people who say they don’t are lying! Weed has been given this evil stamp, but how is it dangerous? It’s going to make you laugh your a** off? You might go to sleep? I think alcohol is much more harmful.”
How often does Stone do drugs? Well she said it depends on the day and if the studio allows smoking or not and what song she is working on. As for harsher drugs, Stone said “I don’t want to take all those horrible drugs. Although some sound fun, so I might dabble now and then!”
The head of the National Drug Prevention Alliance, David Raynes said, “She should consider the effects that her comments have on other people, especially young fans who look up to her. People like Joss Stone should keep their mouths shut about things like this. It is terribly damaging and she clearly hasn’t considered the wider effects of the drug, although she clearly didn’t get to become a pop star because she is a student of social sciences. We already have a drug culture in the U.K. and she is simply adding to it.”