During the chat, which has just now been uploaded to YouTube, Phil spoke about his reliance on marij*ana as a way to spark creativity and treat chronic pain.
“I deal with back pain every f*cking day, so, for me, right now, going the all-natural route — it’s all [as] natural as I possibly can for the last, I guess, a year and a half solid; really dedicated to it,” Anselmo said. “I quit drinking — what? — three years ago or something like that, almost four now. So, yeah, the weed is important — it’s important… Especially when you’re writing music, doing music, creating music for me — I love the pot, because it does help me focus.”
“Imagine each project that I have — each band has its own sound; they all sound unique. That way I can focus on the style of the band. And I take that style and expand it under its own genre — maybe even branch out. I don’t know.
“Creating music with pot is the way to go, and I’ve always known that, since I was a kid,” he added. “Even listening to music. When I was younger, you could blare something on the stereo in front of me, but until I smoked weed, that’s when I locked down and listened. That’s when I would be, like, ‘Oh, wow! I feel the power of this.'”