Miley Cyrus Talks About Using Marijuana Again After Quitting

By Kelly Burch 12/13/18

Miley Cyrus says her mom, who "smokes a lot of weed," got her to begin smoking it again. 

Miley Cyrus recently opened up about smoking weed again

A year after she spoke publicly about quitting marijuana, Miley Cyrus says she’s back to smoking pot, although not while she’s working.

Cyrus, 26, said that her mom Tish, who “smokes a lot of weed,” got her using again. 

"My mom got me back on it,” Cyrus said, according to USA Today. “When I’m just working I don’t think I function at my highest, most intelligent, most being-able-to-be-as-aware-and-as-present, so I don’t smoke when I work.”

Tish even threatened to quit as Cyrus’ manager to start growing cannabis, but Cyrus laughed off the idea. 

"My dad’s got a farm and she’s like 'I’m just going to quit everything and grow.' She’s my manager. So if my mom quits everything, that’s quitting me to go home and, like, grow weed,” she said. “Which doesn’t sound like the best idea. ... My mom could barely keep us alive. She's not going to grow pot." 

In May 2017, Cyrus told Billboard why she stopped smoking weed, despite thinking it’s “the best drug on earth.” 

“I like to surround myself with people that make me want to get better, more evolved, open. And I was noticing, it’s not the people that are stoned,” she said. “I want to be super clear and sharp, because I know exactly where I want to be.”

Later that summer, Cyrus appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, joking about how high she had been during past performances on the show.

"I’ve always been very stoned on your shows. I don’t know if you know this, everybody," she said. "'Member the last time I was here? I was dressed as a bunny rabbit and then like a cat. There’s a reason for that: I was high.”

Cyrus said she quit because she wanted to focus on the quality of her work.  

"I’m actually the most passionate about what I’m doing with this record than I’ve been—I say this every time, but I loved making this record so, so much. And this record at this moment is the most important album that I’ve ever made,” she said. “So I wanted to make sure that I was super clear in the way I’m talking.”

Cyrus said that before that appearance she had a dream she was so stoned on the show she just dropped dead. It was so realistic that she researched whether it was possible, only to find she was very unlikely to die from smoking weed. 

"It’s like no one’s ever died from weed, but no one’s ever smoked as much as I did,” she said. 

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