In an ongoing episode of the Joe Rogan Podcast, Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker dives into insights regarding his involvement with CBD. Rogan, a cannabis advocate and user, asks Barker if he still smokes weed. That is when Barker begins discussing why he never smoked weed ever since a tragedy that had happened in the past, and had shared that he is taking CBD instead.

The story is truly serious. One night, Barker noticed he was having an inconvenience with his breathing. This prompted an emergency visit to the hospital, where he was rushed into surgery to have his tonsils removed due to a condition called Barrett’s Esophagus. Barker says his substantial tobacco and cannabis use throughout the years likely made him build up the condition. Barker’s specialist cautioned him that in the event that he didn’t quit smoking, he could without much of a stretch develop esophageal cancer.  That’s when he stopped smoking entirely and switched to CBD. “I love CBD,” Barker said.

His shift to CBD, it turns out, was not just a replacement for the cannabis he could no longer smoke. He has several conditions for which CBD works wonders.

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