In a recent interview with the Battleground podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Charles “The Godfather” Wright opened up on how marijuana may have saved his life.

“I tried marijuana for the first time in my life at 27 years old, I was brought up in Silicon Valley, I was brought up thinking marijuana was bad and I would grow up to be a hippie and my brain was going to fry.

I didn’t see people smoking it until I went to college, I still didn’t smoke, I didn’t try it until I was 27. When I started it at 27, I was taking somas, vicodins, percocets, etc, I’m taking s*** like that like it’s nothing and I’m drinking a bottle a day of Jack Daniels, I’m functioning like that, running around like that and driving around like that, but I wouldn’t try marijuana.

When I tried it, I couldn’t remember the first time, but it opened up my eyes, it made my knees feel better, it made my back feel better and food tasted better. I had a pep in my step, it made me smile, it made me funny, it made me creative. Cannabis is the best thing that ever happened to me, now the heaviest thing I will take is an Aleve, that’s it. I will have a shot of Jack every now and then, I will have a beer every now and then.

Cannabis works very well for me, people say that I am the most productive stoner they now. For me, it got me off all that other stuff, I think it saved my life to be honest with you.”

The interview is available in full at this link.