David Draiman, frontman of Disturbed, spoke at last November’s Immersia Connect virtual event from Immersia, a new comprehensive storytelling platform for people to engage and discover the benefits of cannabis and overall wellness.
Draiman talked about his long-time relationship with cannabis and among others, he said: “I guess I first tried cannabis when I was in seventh grade — way, way back in the day. Herb and I have a long history together. It has always been a perfect means of balancing for me — for being able to achieve clarity and peace. My brain can be a pretty busy and insane place, and my ability to be creative has been helped tremendously and aided tremendously through the calm and serenity achieved from a THC high. I would say 95 percent of the music that I’ve written was written under the influence of cannabis. From a health perspective, one of the things that has plagued me over the course of my life — it’s hereditary — is high blood pressure. If I’m doing cannabis on a regular basis, I don’t even need to touch the blood pressure meds. It regulates it better than any pill I’ve come across and does it so much more comfortably. I can’t even stress the amount of benefit I get from having a touring body that has suffered 24 years of this business to have something that has anti-inflammatory agents that continuously work to keep my inflammation and my pain that I have all over my body from what I’ve done to it over the course of my career in check. I don’t have to take Advil on a daily basis, like a lot of other people do. I don’t have to take my blood pressure meds. I don’t have to worry about a lot of the things that people need other medication to worry about … Truth be told, it brings you, besides the mental calmness and serenity, the physical calmness and serenity that goes along with it. I can’t say enough about what cannabis can do.”