Hollywood star Jaden Smith has revealed his mother actress Jada Pinkett Smith introduced him and the rest of the Smith family to psychedelics.
According to the Alcohol and Drugs Foundation, USA, psychedelic drugs also known as hallucinogens are mind-altering drugs that produce changes in perception, mood, and cognitive function. Psychedelics affect all the senses, altering a person’s thinking, sense of time, and emotions.
These drugs can ”cause a person to hallucinate — seeing or hearing things that do not exist or are distorted,” the Alcohol and Drugs Foundation said.
Speaking at the Psychedelic Science conference in Denver, Colorado, last week, the 24-year-old Jaden Smith said, “I think it was my mom, actually, that was really the first one to make that step for the family.”
He continued saying; “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.”
Jaden also spoke on his tight relationship with siblings; sister Willow, 22, and half-brother Trey, 30, crediting psychedelics for aiding with these connections.
“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,” he said. “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.”