The official YouTube account of ‘Waka Weed TV’ unearthed a really golden-worth interview of Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo, and he exposed how cannabis affected his musical creativity and helped his pains.

Although the interview took place last year, Waka Weed TV chose to share that special conversation with the fans as a surprise gift during the self-quarantine.

During the conversation, he was smoking cannabis to treat his back pain. He expressed that he loved to use it every single day because it’s helping to focus on his musical creativity.

Here’s what Phil Anselmo stated:

“I deal with back pain every fucking day, so, for me, right now, going the all-natural route — it’s all [as] natural as I possibly can for the last, I guess, a year and a half solid; really dedicated to it.

I quit drinking — what? — three years ago or something like that, almost four now. So, yeah, the weed is important — it’s important… Especially when you’re writing music, doing music, creating music for me — I love the pot, because it does help me focus.”

He continued:

“Imagine each project that I have — each band has its own sound; they all sound unique. That way I can focus on the style of the band. And I take that style and expand it under its own genre — maybe even branch out. I don’t know.”

Creating music with pot is the way to go, and I’ve always known that since I was a kid. Even listening to music. When I was younger, you could blare something on the stereo in front of me, but until I smoked weed, that’s when I locked down and listened. That’s when I would be, like, ‘Oh, wow! I feel the power of this.'”

Click here for the source of the statement and watch the full interview below.