Jaden Smith says his mom Jada Pinkett Smith introduced the family to psychedelic drugs
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Jaden Smith has revealed that his mother, Jada Pinkett Smith, introduced the family to psychedelics.
Jaden added that psychedelics had helped him to improve his relationship with his siblings Willow, 22, and Trey, 30.
The revelation came after he spoke at the Psychedelic Science conference in Denver, Colorado last week.
Jaden told the conference: “I think it was my mom, actually, that was really the first one to make that step for the family.” He added: “It was just her for a really, really long time and then eventually it just trickled and evolved, and everybody found it in their own ways.”
The 24-year-old described how psychedelics had helped him and his family, saying: “Siblings can argue so much and fight so much, and lord knows me and my siblings have done so much of that in the past.
“But the level of love and empathy that I can feel for them inside of the [psychedelic] experiences and outside of the experiences has been something that’s profound and beautiful.”
Psychedelic drugs remain illegal in most parts of the United States. Only two states - Oregon and Colorado - have decriminalised them, with Colorado legalising the use of magic mushrooms for recreational use.
Jada has also previously opened up about her own mental health struggles and said that 'plant medicine' helped her.
In 2021 Jada, 51, told Red Table Talk: "I struggled with depression for so long. And the thing about the plant medicine is it helps you feel better but also solves the problems of how you got there in the first place."
Nonetheless, Jada warned others that they should consult a professional if they want to use this for their own health.
She said: “You have to really wanna do it, this is not for play.
“You have to be willing to confront some hard stuff. It is very healing and it has changed my life.”