Kid Rock: ‘Pot, cocaine, heroin’ should be legalised and taxed

The rap-rock singer also talked about technology and the Obama government in a new interview

Kid Rock thinks “everything” should be legalised and taxed, according to a new interview with the rap-rock singer.

The musician, whose real name is, Robert James Ritchie, spoke to The Guardian about a variety of subjects, including his views on drug policy.

He admitted to not smoking weed very often as it “makes me dumb” but went on to explain that he thinks “they should legalise and tax everything: pot, cocaine, heroin.” “Has it not been proven that people will always find a way to get what they want?” he reasoned.

Elsewhere, he discussed technology, explaining that he doesn’t “FaceTweet or whatever people do”. “I turn on my computer and look at porn a little bit, see what’s going on in the news, but that’s about it,” he said.

He also spoke about performing at the Obama inauguration in 2008, “even though I didn’t vote for him.” Ritchie described playing the gig as “having an exciting sense of change in the air” before clarifying his political views. “That promise hasn’t been fulfilled – the country is more divided than ever. I am definitely a Republican on fiscal issues and the military, but I lean to the middle on social issues.”

“I am no fan of abortion,” he continued. “But it’s not up to a man to tell a woman what to do. As an ordained minister I don’t look forward to marrying gay people, but I’m not opposed to it.”