06/26/2015 04:26 pm ET | Updated Jun 26, 2015

Why David Crosby Hasn't Been Smoking Much Pot Lately

In David Crosby's own words, he spent a lot of his career "stoned out of [his] gourd," but things are pretty different these days.

The legendary musician, who is currently busy with a solo tour, told HuffPost Live's Alyona Minkovski on Friday that he stopped using most drugs in the mid '80s, when a number of problems with the law and cocaine led to prison time. He continued smoking pot, he said, "because I don't think there's much wrong with it," but recently he's stopped using that, too -- and for an important creative reason.

Watch Crosby, 73, discuss his relationship with drugs in the video above, and click here for his full HuffPost Live conversation.

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