Method Man and weed go together like peanut butter and jelly, but at the age Meth is at he says it’s getting to be too much, and now wants to fall back from being associated with marijuana and be known for more than just being high all the time.

In a recent interview with Vibe Magazine the legendary member of The Wu Tang Clan, Method Man, addresses why he longer wants to be known for his love of the weed, and although Meth wants to disassociate himself with the greenery, he is currently on The Smoker’s Club Tour with Curren$y and Big K.R.I.T, but he gives props to the other artists who are known for their weed rhymes like Wiz Khalifa:

“Wiz is going way out there with it. I applaud that cat big time too because he’s doing it his way and it’s his time now. Let him ride. It’s always going to be there whether it’s Wiz or Method Man or Redman, Big K.R.I.T. whoever. It’s always just going to be there. It’s recreational, baby. Do you know how many closeted weed smokers there are? They’re going to be coming out of the closet like gay men. I’m serious. Then we’re going to have these marches like the gay community did.”

Method Man added one reason for distancing himself from the smoke is his kids, as he says:

“I”don’t want that every time you hear Method Man’s name you associate it with getting high or marijuana because there’s so much more to me than that. I’m not actually distancing myself from my marijuana culture people but it’s not in the forefront anymore. I got kids to raise, man. Plus it was never really that bad. It gets comes to a point where no matter where you go they’re always thinking you’re high. And I’m not always high. I mean right now I’m sober as a priest.”

Meth adds that he’s see the world getting more pot friendly, so its not that big of deal these days:

“We’re going to have these marches and we’re going to go out and get rights. Then they’re going to let weed heads get married together and all that crap. I’m telling you man. Modest society, the way the world is going right now, it’s a beautiful thing because there’s way more tolerance and there’s way more open-minded people out there. So that’s a beautiful thing when you’re an artist, you can always change and people have an open mind about things. I love the way the world is changing, right now. There’s a lot of bad things but I like to count the good things.”

Watch Method Man’s interview with Vibe Magazine below: