Why Miley Cyrus Says She's Stopped Smoking Weed

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When Miley Cyrus was ready to ditch her teenybopper image, she came in like a wrecking ball for her 2013 Bangerz album. She wore revealing outfits, buzzed her blonde hair short, stuck out her tongue on every red carpet, and writhed against Robin Thicke at the MTV VMAs. We learned she loved to drink, dabble with MDMA, and above all, smoke weed often. Now Cyrus is talking about cleaning up her act (somewhat) and putting the pot behind her---well, for the past few weeks anyway. Check out what she had to say:

This is crazy, but I haven't smoked weed in three weeks! I like to surround myself with people that make me want to get better, more evolved, open. And I was noticing, it's not the people that are stoned. I want to be super clear and sharp, because I know exactly where I want to be.

Miley Cyrus revealed to Billboard she is laying off the ganja "for a second," which makes it sound like she is cognizant of the fact three weeks is not, for all intents and purposes, a long time. Still, in the past, Cyrus made no qualms about her love of weed. She posted pictures of herself smoking on social media. She wore Mary Jane-inspired outfits on her tours and used the marijuana leaf as a motif in her set pieces. Thus, people may wonder if she is having a tough time putting down the bong for three weeks. When asked whether she found it hard not to smoke weed for almost a month, the 24-year-old singer made it clear she was doing more than all right. In fact, the sometimes-coach of The Voice indicated she calls the shots with not only weed but everything in her life, saying,

When I want something, it's fucking easy for me. But if anyone told me not to smoke, I would have not done it. It's because it was on my time. I know exactly where I am right now.

In other words, Miley Cyrus will not allow anyone to boss her around, as she is in the driver's seat of her life. Now she can add her name to a list of other artists, such as actor Woody Harrelson, who used to smoke on a regular basis but recently opted to put away the pot. As a matter of fact, Cyrus's reasoning seems similar to Harrelson's: to maximize creative potential.

Miley Cyrus's over-the-top, wild-child vibe worked (twerked) for attention. Also, she added an interesting perspective to social dialogues about pot. Nevertheless, it will be intriguing to see how her efforts pan out for her upcoming album now that she is stepping away from the drug.