The Maroon 5 singer said that his experiences taking magic mushrooms - a psychedelic, mind-altering drug - and smoking marijuana helped him to “understand” himself better.
“I definitely, firmly believe that the experience I had on mushrooms made me understand certain things about myself that I probably wouldn’t have otherwise. What I took away from that experience was valuable and beneficial to me. It really forced me to look at myself.”
“It’s so corny to say but it’s true; you just get in touch with the wonderment you have as a kid that you tend to lose. Obviously if you abuse a drug like that you’ll never come back and end up as a f***ing psychotic maniac,” Levine said.
“It’s hard for me, as someone who does speak publicly about things, I’m not saying, you should do drugs. I hope that’s clear,” he said.
The 33-year-old singer also said that he believed smoking marijuana - also known as cannabis or pot - had helped his creative process and even aided him to write hit songs.
“I smoked a lot of pot when I was younger. There is a place in this world for a little weed every once in a while,” Levine said. “I’ve written songs after smoking a joint and it was good. More often than not its absolute garbage,” he added.