Another day, another celebrity comes out with a pro-marijuana stance. And somehow, somewhere, people are up in arms about it. While it will always be shocking coming from the mouths of former Disney kid stars, the wacky weed's most recent supporter, Miley Cyrus, has a totally rational and normal opinion on her buddy the bud. And forgive us, but we're totally tickled and a little bit surprised at how mature, logical, and honest Cyrus is about the stuff.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Cyrus took her tempered and well-thought-out opinions to the masses. While not explicitly saying that she puffs the green shit with any sort of regularity, Cyrus did explain that she's not not saying it, either. "I did a song with Snoop Dogg called 'Ashtrays and Heartbreaks,' so people can put it together for themselves," Cyrus said.
And as if waiting in the wings, the Internet and its burgeoning army of terrifying mommy bloggers flipped their ever-loving shits. Again. Just like they do any time anyone says anything about the totally-legal-in-Cyrus-homestate-of-California narcotic. Because, gasp! Drugs! Allusions are scary, y'all.
So down the rabbit hole the Internet went, but Cyrus deserves some credit. Her stance isn't one of just a silly kid scamming to look cool, she actually seems to have some pretty level-headed opinions on the stuff. "I think alcohol is way more dangerous than marijuana," Cyrus said. "People can be mad at me for saying that, but I don't care. I've seen a lot of people spiral down with alcohol, but I've never seen that happen with weed."
Plus, smoking weed is totally legal where Cyrus lives. "As long as it isn't illegal, there are far more dangerous things. And it's legal in the state of California. So I'm happy to live in California, a place where you can be whoever you want to be." (Well, we wouldn't go that far, cough cough proposition eight cough.)
Now... am I alone in my surprise that a Disney star, the offspring of he of the be-mulleted, achy-breaky heart, has a completely rational, thought-out, and tempered opinion on a controversial (but really, why, at this point?) topic such as this? Maybe it's all that media machine business I expect from young stars from the Disney lot — lots of purity, cupcakes, rainbows, smiles, and general inoffensive behavior — that's caused such a prejudice, but let me just say this: kudos, Cyrus. I may not understand the appeal or desire to twerk, but otherwise, I think I respect you! Crazy, huh?