Alanis Morissette uses cannabis to inspire her writing:
"As an artist, there's a sweet jump-starting quality to [marijuana] for me. I've often felt telepathic and receptive to inexplicable messages my whole life. I can stave those off when I'm not high. When I'm high -- well, they come in and there's less of a veil, so to speak. So if ever I need some clarity ... or a quantum leap in terms of writing something, it's a quick way for me to get to it."
Having been told that without cannabis, Alanis Morissette might never make another album, David Nutt said "actually, maybe Gordon Brown has a point. Perhaps we should stamp it out..."