The coal miner’s daughter herself, Loretta Lynn, recently tried weed for the first time. She wasn’t impressed with the experience, apparently.

People Country (h/t Vulture) recently sat down with the 84-year-old country star. They came to the topic via—unsurprisingly—Willie Nelson:

“He’s one of the greatest people in the whole world,” Lynn says. “I know he smokes pot, but my goodness, there’s a lot people doing a lot worse then smoking pot!”


One gets the impression Willie has been shaking his head and laughing fondly in response to Loretta’s various uninformed remarks about marijuana for literally half a century. And maybe she should give him a call, because it sounds like she could really use his expertise:

In fact, she says, she tried it herself, not six months ago. “I got glaucoma and they gave me one of these cigarettes,” she tells PEOPLE. “I took one smoke off of it and it hit me right here in the chest. I like to have died! Glaucoma is just going to have to take over.”

Loretta, honey, get a vape.