By Derrick Stanley
Pete Davidson, star of "Saturday Night Live", told High Times magazine this week that he became a pothead at the age of 17 because of his Chron's disease.
"I found that the things the doctors were prescribing me, and seeing all these doctors and trying new things, weed was the only thing that would help me eat," he explained.
Chron's disease is a chronic bowel disease that can cause weight loss, diarrhea, abdominal pain, anemia, and fatigue. It can't be cured but various treatments can help relieve the symptoms.
"I wouldn't be able to do 'SNL' if I didn't smoke weed. I wouldn't be able to do anything," the 22-year-old said.
Davidson said smoking pot helps him perform and although he says he could take the stage without getting high, it wouldn't be that much fun for him because of the pain.
He said he gets offended by people who assume he's just a pothead who wants to sit around and watch cartoons.
"I work really f---ing hard and I take care of my s--t and I need weed in order to do that," he explained.
Davidson is an outspoken advocate for legalizing medical marijuana in all states and has stated that the New York State medical marijuana program is inadequate and difficult, according to High Times.