It was just being to a place where I could communicate with my children, to where I could get up, to where I could eat, where I didn’t have to go to the hospital.
It was great medicine.” She also added that it’s a great “marital aid.” “We take a bath every night and smoke,” Etheridge said of herself and wife Linda Wallem.The “Come to My Window” singer, 55, is facing serious backlash after revealing that she smokes pot with her adult children.“You know, my kids grew up in Southern California,” Etheridge told “Access Hollywood” on Wednesday. It was a decision, it’s not something I do a lot at all — hardly!She’s been a proponent of the herb ever since.“It seems that our society is kind of having a crisis of technology, a crisis in our belief in our own health, and that something outside of it is going to make us better,” Etheridge, 55, tells Yahoo as part of our special report, “Weed & the American Family.”was diagnosed with breast cancer, and over the next year, she underwent a lumpectomy plus five rounds of chemo and radiation. Doctors initially tried to prescribe for her a steroid, a pain reliever — in total about “five, six pharmaceuticals” — but she declined.“I’m like, ‘No, I’m going to go this natural way,’” she explains, laughing, “I’m gonna go with this one plant that [the] side effect is euphoria. ”This wasn’t Etheridge’s first encounter with weed, as she had smoked occasionally for fun, but “not regularly” since she was 21 years old.It was then that she discovered cannabis as a medicinal aid thanks to singer and close friend David Crosby." data-reactid="40"In 2004, Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer, and over the next year, she underwent a lumpectomy plus five rounds of chemo and radiation. “I was not a drinker, and it was just my choice of relaxation,” she shares.