Graham Nash Says Marijuana Inspired His Songwriting

Graham Nash Says Marijuana Inspired His Songwriting

With Graham Nash and David Crosby no longer on speaking terms, iconic band Crosby, Still, and Nash are officially no more.

Though it’s a sad time for the band, it’s also a good time to reflect on one of the band’s members. Graham Nash, who is releasing a solo album called “This Path Tonight” in April, recently sat down with The Huffington Post Live to discuss cannabis, among other things.

While promoting the album, Nash began to speak about his first major dalliance with cannabis and how it made him look within himself for artistic inspiration:

“In the last couple of years with The Hollies, I’d met David [Crosby] and Stephen [Stills], and I was smoking dope, and I became more introspective. I began to realize that I’d been trained by my experience in The Hollies to write hooks and melodies that you can’t forget if you’ve heard them once.”

Nash continued,

“When I joined David and Stephen and Neil [Young] and Joni [Mitchell], I realized there was more to say. There’s more going on in this world than just, “Moon, June, screw me in the back of the car” kind of lyrics. So my songwriting changed dramatically.”

As with many musicians, including Graham Nash, cannabis has been and will continue to be used to harness the power of creativity. We may not ever see Crosby, Stills, and Nash share the stage together, but they’re marijuana-inspired music will never go out of style.

Watch Nash describe discuss his cannabis use here:

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