In 2010, a leaked photo of Miley Cyrus sparked controversy, transforming her from a Disney princess to a Dank pioneer. Over a decade later, she’s still destigmatizing cannabis use with her song “Flowers”. I first tried weed around the same time, and it revealed something to me: that it’s ok for young girls to indulge in their vices.
Since then, Miley has changed her looks and stance on cannabis use, often referencing it in her music. In “Flowers”, she uses a floral motif to craft a self-love anthem, reminding us that even beautiful things come to an end. The song has been a hit on Spotify, with over 10.4 million streams.
Cannabis use often plays a role in our relationships and our personal growth. Miley’s story shows us that it’s ok to embrace who we are, and treat ourselves to a bouquet, smokable or not.