Pete Davidson Says Medical Pot Helps Him Control Chronic Illness
The ‘SNL’ star admits he smokes weed to combat some side effects of Crohn’s disease. The 24-year-old was diagnosed with the illness when he was a teenager. In a 2016 interview, Davidson also said he relies on medical marijuana to increase his appetite, which can be impacted by Crohn’s.
“Weed would be the only thing that would help me eat. I couldn’t do SNL if I didn’t smoke weed.” Pete Davidson, via ‘High Times’
Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory syndrome that affects one’s gastrointestinal tract. In Davidson’s case, his Crohn’s has caused him a lot of stomach pain. Medical pot is commonly used to help increase the appetite in people whose conditions or medications make it difficult for them to eat.
Also published on Medium.