Miley Cyrus and marijuana have had a very public on-and-off-again relationship. They’re in an off stage right now, after Miley underwent vocal cord surgery in November of last year. Miley had to go sober prior to surgery and has remained sober ever since, according to her mom, Tish Cyrus.
“Everybody thinks Miley is like this wild thing…” Tish said on the Chicks in the Office podcast. “First of all, Miley doesn’t even smoke pot anymore. She smokes CBD only. She doesn’t drink. She’s the cleanest person I know. She’s like, she’s just so solid.”
Tish, meanwhile, never smoked marijuana until she was 42-years-old. Nowadays, her and Billy Ray Cyrus keep a weed stash that could knock out the Italian Army hidden in a safe. So how did Tish go from never using cannabis to becoming a rabid consumer?
The now-sober Miley had something to do with that, of course. Tish had trouble sleeping on tour with Miley, and her daughter suggested something special to achieve a good night’s rest.
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“I always say ‘someone,’ but Miley suggested I smoke weed. Because someone gave me an Ambien and it made me feel terrible,” Tish told the podcast hosts.
“So [Miley] said, ‘I’m telling you, Mom. That’s a chemical. Why are you willing to put that in your body, but you’re not willing to smoke weed, which is natural?’ She said, ‘Mom, just come in the bathroom. Just sit right here. No one is going to know.’”
Assuming they were safe in the bathroom alone, Tish accepted a joint rolled by her daughter. Reader, I’m here to tell you, they were not alone.
“I took one puff and Miley opened the bathroom door. Her entire band was standing in the door. And Miley’s like, ‘Mom’s smoking pot!’”
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Tish later returned the favor in 2018, when Miley had experienced another off period with cannabis. During a SiriusXM interview Miley said her mom, who “smokes a ton of weed,” convinced her to pick up the habit again.
“My mom got me back on it,” said Miley. “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.”