Hip-hop star Wiz Khalifa touts marijuana use
Wiz Khalifa doesn’t think he can change the mindset of people who view marijuana as harmful or evil.
He also doesn’t really care.
“If you think it’s a bad thing, you’re just going to think it’s bad,” he told a Pittsburgh crowd during a discussion about marijuana, medical cannabis and technology Thursday evening. “Until you fully experience it, or someone around you benefits off of it … I feel like for the people who are open to it, when they do they change their mind, it’s always significant.”
The hip-hop megastar from Pittsburgh’s Taylor Allderdice High School calmly cradled a microphone inside a packed lower level at Carnegie Music Hall of Oakland during Thrival Innovation’s marquee event.
A few people snapped photos and recorded with their phones, but most sat enraptured as Khalifa, slouched in a chair on stage, advocated the benefits of medical and recreational marijuana.