SNL Comedian Pete Davidson Opens Up About Medical Marijuana Use

Using cannabis as medicine doesn’t have to be a matter of sobriety.
Ariana Grande's Fiancé Pete Davidson Opens Up About Medical Marijuana Use
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Pete Davidson, the Saturday Night Live veteran actor and fiancé of Ariana Grande, has opened up about his use of medicinal marijuana. Davidson appeared on The Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM for an interview with the talk show host on Monday.

During their conversation, Davidson revealed that he uses cannabis as a medicinal treatment for Crohn’s disease and borderline personality disorder.

“I have Crohn’s disease, so it helps more than you can imagine,” Davidson said. “There was a point where I couldn’t get out of bed (due to the pain). I was 110 pounds. I also just love smoking weed. I’ve been smoking weed every day for eight years.”

Davidson also explained why he went to a drug rehabilitation center two years ago.

“There was no way I could stop,” said Davidson. “I was like, ‘Somebody has to put me in a house where there is literally nothing.’ I had too much access.”

But after quitting his use of drugs, Davidson says he didn’t see much of an improvement in his well-being.

“I was sober for three months at one point and was like, ‘This f—ing sucks,’” he shared.

Davidson also talked about his mental health and experience at rehab in a different interview in June.

“You can be sad and do drugs at the same time evidently,” said Davidson.

But things did not improve with abstinence, Davidson explained.

“I got sober for three months and I was just, like, never sadder and everything was just way worse,” he said.

Davidson said that he started smoking pot again after being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.

“I just rolled a joint and I was back immediately,” Davidson said.

Gushes for Grande

Davidson also discussed his engagement to pop star Ariana Grande during his interview with Stern on Monday. Davidson said that after he broke up with Cazzie David and Grande split with Mac Miller they found themselves single.

“Timing I feel like is everything, and we both were in a similar situation at the same time,” he said.

After meeting on the set of Saturday Night Live, Davidson and Grande began a relationship and the couple became engaged in June.

“It’s like the weirdest, coolest thing that’s ever happened,” said Davidson.

Davidson said he had feared his personality disorder would prevent him from establishing a strong romantic relationship.

“I was [afraid it could ruin relationships] until I met her,” he said. “I just think we are supposed to be together.”

Davidson also revealed that there have been times that he can’t believe Grande really wants to be with him.

“Before we started dating, I scrolled through a list of really hot guys on the internet and I was like, ‘Are you sure?’ ” Davidson said. “I was like ‘Here is all of One Direction. Are you sure?’ I scrolled through everybody.”

Slams Chevy Chase

Davidson also told Stern his opinion of Chevy Chase, who has harshly criticized recent seasons of Saturday Night Live.

“He’s a fucking douchebag,” Davidson said. “Fuck Chevy Chase. He’s just a genuinely bad, racist person, and I don’t like him. He’s a putz.”

“What has he done since ’83? Nothing,” Davidson added. “He had a big career and then it stopped because everybody realized he’s a jerkoff.”

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