April 18 (UPI) -- Melissa Etheridge said she smokes marijuana regularly and it's brought her closer to her family.
"I have smoked with my older two," the singer admits to Yahoo as part of their new project, Weed & the American Family about her adult children, Bailey, 20 and Beckett, 18.
"It was funny at first, and then they realized, it's a very natural, end-of-the-day [thing] ... And it brings you much closer. I'd much rather have a smoke with my grown kids than a drink," she continued.
Etheridge who has her own line of cannabis products titled Etheridge Farms, also discussed how marijuana has a positive effect on her marriage to Linda Wallem.
"Cannabis is the best marital aid," the musician added. "It is good medicine for a relationship."
"Let's get personal here," she continued. "There are certain strains [of weed] — you get a nice indica on a Friday night when it's date night, and it takes down your inhibitions. Your sexual desires are enhanced. I recommend this for relationships."
When asked when the couple partake in smoking marijuana, Etheridge said "when the kids are going to bed."
"That's sort of how it ends up. When the family's there, once everybody gets to sleep, it's our time. It's Mama time... We take a bath every night and smoke, talk, wind down, and sleep a very, very good night's sleep."