Lady Gaga invited to visit drug treatment center after onstage pot-smoking stunt

Updated: Sep 21, 2012, 17:43 PM IST

London: Bosses at a substance abuse charity have invited Lady Gaga to visit a drug treatment centre to witness the horrors of substance use firsthand after her cannabis smoking stunt on stage on Monday.

The Bad Romance hit maker has been criticised by officials at Blenheim CDP, a London-based charity, after she lit up a marijuana joint during a performance in Amsterdam, Netherlands - the cannabis capital of the world.

The star also donned a t-shirt emblazoned with marijuana leaves before declaring her love of cannabis to fans, saying, "It has totally changed my life... It`s, like, been a totally spiritual experience for me with my music."

But John Jolly, chief executive of Blenheim CDP, has blasted the incident and offered to take Gaga to one of the charity`s medical units to see the damage drugs can cause.

"I think it`s always unhelpful when people in the public eye of a particular influence are seen engaging in drug use, particularly because cannabis use is a significant problem for people under 25 in the U.K,” the Daily Express quoted him as telling news website

"The predominant drug we are dealing with in our treatment centres for people under 25 years old is cannabis so it`s particularly unhelpful when things like this happen,” he added.