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Saturday Night Live's Pete Davidson Says His Crohn's Disease Would Keep Him Off TV — If He Didn't Have Weed!

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Pete Davidson is a total pothead!

But since the comedian has Crohn's disease, he uses medical marijuana for actual medical purposes.

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In an interview with High Times, the Saturday Night Live star revealed he lights up almost every day to alleviate the symptoms of his medical condition — specifically, so he can eat. He explained:

"I got Crohn's disease when I was 17 or 18, and I found that the medicines that the doctors were prescribing me and seeing all these doctors and trying new things… weed would be the only thing that would help me eat."

The 22-year-old explained that living with Crohn's — a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the digestive tract — would cause him to be in "pain all day" and unable to eat.

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But thankfully, a little cannabis did the trick in getting his appetite back, which is basically the reason why we see him on TV today! He continued:

"My stomach would be in pain all day and I wouldn't be able to eat, but then I'd smoke and I can eat and do my shows. I wouldn't be able to do SNL if I didn't smoke weed. I wouldn't be able to do anything really. Me performing not high has gone awful. It's awful for me because I don't feel well."

Davidson went on to say he gets offended over the assumption that people who smoke weed are lazy and unproductive, adding:

"I work really f*cking hard and I take care of my sh*t and I need weed in order to do that. I'm sick, I have Crohn's … so it sucks."

Clearly, the funny man is more than just your average stoner!

Ch-ch-check out Davidson's informative interview (below) and catch him on the season premiere of Saturday Night High Live this week!

[Image via High Times/YouTube.]

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