The KISS frontman and bassist admits he has been wrong about marijuana’s benefits
Rock stars often carry the undeserved tag of being a pothead, druggie or stoner. However, this was never true of the bassist and lead singer for one of the hottest bands to entertain millions over the past four decades. Gene Simmons of KISS has always been opposed to marijuana and recreational drug consumption in general, and even once threatened to cut his children out of his will if they consumed. As he has gotten older, however, Simmons has come to a stark conclusion – he was always wrong.
In an interview with SmallCapPower, Simmons stated, “Historically, I have to say I was completely wrong about the entire space. I thought cannabis was for stoners and losers and all that, and slowly but surely, over the years, the amount of research that I saw just blew me away…Seeing little girls who suffer from epilepsy rubbing a salve, not on the inside but outside of their body and seemingly miraculously getting cured made me take stock.”
Simmons has turned into somewhat of an evangelist for medical marijuana use. He asserts that marijuana is a lifesaving medication and is now the Chief Evangelical Officer of Invictus MD, a medical marijuana producer out of Canada. In addition to spreading the good word about Mother Nature’s wonder drug, he is also dedicating some of his time and efforts to tackle a group that has helped perpetuate the negative connotations associated with marijuana use – big pharma.
The face of KISS states that big pharma doesn’t want cannabis to receive widespread recognition “because cannabis, in its various forms, is actually gonna help people.” Showing that he is wise beyond his years, Simmons adds, “Generally, the cannabis space, I think, is gonna be good for humanity.”