Melissa Etheridge on getting high with her kids: 'it brings you much closer'

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Melissa Etheridge on getting high with her kids: 'it brings you much closer'

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Melissa Etheridge thinks it’s high time society moves past the stigma surrounding smoking marijuana.

The Grammy-winning rocker opens up about her use of the drug in the new Yahoo documentary Weed & the American Family, and PEOPLE has an exclusive first look at her interview.

As Etheridge, 55, reveals in the clip, she smokes marijuana with her wife, Linda Wallem, and her adult children daughter Bailey, 20, and son Beckett, 18.

“I have smoked with my older two,” she told Yahoo. “It was funny at first, and then they realized, it’s a very natural, end-of-the-day [thing] … And it brings you much closer. I’d much rather have a smoke with my grown kids than a drink — oh, God, no.”

In other news:

Canada's Liberal Party says its plan to legalize pot would help keep it away from kids and hurt criminal organizations.
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