Getting stoned with MU$A
Our state recently made history by voting to legalize marijuana for recreational use. In honor of this momentous occasion -- and while the specific legalities are being ironed out with the feds -- we thought we'd take a few minutes to catch up with various members of our musical community, the known imbibers, and get their thoughts on the whole issue. Today we spark up with MU$A, whom we caught up with while he was working on his Sagittarius shindig this Saturday night at NORAD.
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Westword: Do you smoke?
When did you start smoking?
In high school, probably my senior year in high school. It kind of coincided with music. It became this magic tool to transcend high school nonsense and just dive into music.
How does weed help you get into the musical mood?
It focuses my concentration -- I think I may have some mild adult attention deficiency or something [laughs]. Pot just helps me focus, and it also makes my ears sensitive -- everyone knows it does that, creating a heightened sense of awareness.
What did you think about amendment 64?
I didn't care much about it at first, because I have always lived a certain lifestyle, but what's dope about it is, especially when you travel and you realize how hard it is to get weed in some other places -- like you can still go to jail for a joint in New York -- in that sense, I think it's dope because you don't have to feel like a criminal out here. Other than that, it doesn't really affect me because I would have kept smoking either way [laughs]. It does feel good to know your city or state is progressive enough in that sense to push legislation through so we don't have to be criminals, back alley drug dealing.
Do you think the potency of the weed is in jeopardy now that it is legal?
I mean, it's hard to say. I don't think the government is going to just start selling "American weed," you know? I don't think the growers are going to allow that to happen either. There is always going to be that certain spot that has the good shit [laughs]. I think those growers are going to try to keep some balance in that area.
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