Appearing on the Howard Stern Show Tuesday, Joseph Gordon-Levitt discussed his use of marijuana during a lengthy and revealing interview. At one point Stern asked JGL if he preferred drinking or smoking pot, and Gordon-Levitt candidly replied:
“They're two very different things. Drinking can be fun sometimes, but … I certainly do [weed] more often … I go through phases sometimes where it's everyday, it's not everyday these days.”
While Stern admitted that pot makes him paranoid, Gordon-Levitt disclosed THC stimulates his creativity, particularly regarding Don Jon, his new romantic comedy co-starring Scarlett Johansson.
“I pace around and have all sorts of good ideas … I was stoned when I first thought of Don Jon as a comedy … The way I use [pot], I absolutely think it has a positive influence on my creative process."
Exploring even further, Stern questioned Levitt about other drugs and the actor made another eye-opening admission: “I don't like [cocaine]. I like LSD. I haven't done it very many times, it's so powerful. I've only done it a handful of times. You have to take care and really do it right.”
Gordon-Levitt continued: “Let me be really clear, you have to be very careful. It's extremely powerful and you should have someone who's not doing [acid] [around]. You should make sure wherever you did get it [it’s] super trustworthy and someone you know has already taken a dose off it.”