Mandi Perkins hung out with Asher Roth inside his hotel bedroom in Austin, Texas during SXSW. Mandi asked the hip hop artist about his dating life, his message about drugs – clarifying that weed isn’t a drug, and the need to legalize marijuana due to the tough economic conditions and the ability to tax the cash crop.
“Drink a beer, smoke a joint, it’s okay,” Roth said.
After saying he doesn’t have a girlfriend and isn’t looking for one because of pregnancy and STD risk, he said, “Moderation with that, but at the same time I’m a 23-year-old heterosexual male at my sexual peak. I’m peaking right now, so we can turn the cameras off.”
On smoking pot, Mandi said everybody does and Asher explained, “Let’s keep it real. You know how Europeans are exposed to wine and stuff real early. Let’s keep it super super real, no drugs, no real drugs. If you can grow it in your backyard under certain circumstances, please, smoke it… Let’s package that a little better. Weed isn’t for everybody. Let’s go with this. Don’t do drugs, how about that? But weed is not a drug. How about this? Study botany. Become a botanist.”
Watch the conversation below.