‘Happy 420’: Demi Lovato celebrates ‘weed day’ by smoking marijuana pipe on Instagram… after her controversial decision to go ‘California sober’ following near-fatal drug overdose
- Lovato, 28, describes herself as being ‘California sober’ meaning she abstains from all drugs except marijuana and alcohol
- On Tuesday, she celebrated ‘weed day’ (4/20) by smoking a marijuana pipe in an Instagram post for her 102million fans
- Earlier this year, the former Disney star said she suffered ‘three strokes and a heart attack’ following her drug overdose in 2018
- The overdose is believed to have been from opioids laced with fentanyl after breaking six years of sobriety
Demi Lovato posted a picture of herself smoking marijuana on Tuesday, April 20th, in honor of what has become known as ‘weed day’ (4/20), after recently revealing that she is now ‘California sober’ following a near-fatal drug overdose.
‘420’ derives from slang within the cannabis community, meaning smoking around the time 4:20p.m, and is now used as a day of celebration annually on April 20th, which is 4/20 in U.S. form.
‘Happy 420,’ the 28-year-old singer captioned the photo on her Instagram Stories to her 102million followers, which showed her using what appeared to be a glass pipe made for marijuana consumption.
‘Happy 420’: Demi Lovato celebrates ‘weed day’ by smoking marijuana pipe in Instagram post to fans… after saying she’s now ‘California sober’ following her near-fatal drug overdose
In February this year, Lovato revealed that she suffered ‘three strokes and a heart attack’ following her drug overdose in 2018, believed to be from opioids laced with fentanyl after breaking six years of sobriety.
Despite the incident, Lovato shared that she’s still not fully sober on her YouTube docuseries, Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil, revealing that she’s ‘been smoking weed and drinking in moderation’ which she referred to as being ‘California sober.’
‘I’ve learned that it doesn’t work for me to say that I’m never going to do this again. I know I’m done with the stuff that’s going to kill me, right?’ the Sorry Not Sorry singer explained in her docuseries.
A questionable cocktail: Lovato posted this picture of what appeared to be a marijuana pipe with a mixed beverage while celebrating ‘weed day’ to her 102million Instagram followers
‘Telling myself that I can never have a drink or smoke marijuana, I feel like that’s setting myself up for failure because I am such a black-and-white thinker. I had it drilled into my head for so many years that one drink was equivalent to a crack pipe.’
The medical use of cannabis is legal in 36 states in the US, while recreational use is legal in 17, including California, where Lovato resides.
According to the Urban Dictionary‘s definition, California Sober can mean to ‘abstain oneself from all of the drugs. With obvious exceptions of copious amounts of marijuana and psychedelics.’
Lovato explained in her documentary that she doesn’t want to encourage people to experiment with marijuana and alcohol based on her decision to do so – especially recovering drug addicts.
‘Because it isn’t for everybody. Recovery isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. You shouldn’t be forced to get sober if you’re not ready. You shouldn’t get sober for other people. You have to do it for yourself,’ Lovato explained.
Peace: Lovato revealed that she suffered ‘three strokes and a heart attack’ following her drug overdose in 2018, after breaking six years of sobriety
During an appearance on CBS Sunday Morning, the former Disney star also said she didn’t ‘feel comfortable’ explaining the ‘parameters’ of her own addiction recovery because: ‘I don’t want anyone to look at my parameters of safety and think that’s what works for them, because it might not.’
She added: ‘I am cautious to say that, just like I feel the complete abstinent method isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution for everybody, I don’t think that this journey of moderation is a one-size-fits-all solution for everybody, too.’
The singer recently received a huge online backlash after she attacked a small business frozen yoghurt shop in LA called The Bigg Chill, after she claimed she felt ‘triggered’ by the store selling sugar-free cookies.
Lovato had tried to claim the family-run shop, hugely popular with locals, were promoting ‘diet culture’ by offering sugar and gluten-free products, but the singer was ridiculed online for her words.
Despite saying she was willing to ‘work with the shop’ on how they could ‘do better’ it was also revealed she had privately threatened them in leaked Instagram direct messages, warning them: ‘You don’t want to mess with me.’