Morgan Freeman, who has played God and the President of the United States, is a strong proponent of legalizing weed.
In an interview with the Daily Beast the legendary 77-year-old actor revealed his weed tenancies:
“My first wife got me into it many years ago. How do I take it? However it comes! I’ll eat it, drink it, smoke it, snort it! This movement is really a long time coming, and it’s getting legs—longer legs. Now, the thrust is understanding that alcohol has no real medicinal use. Maybe if you have one drink it’ll quiet you down, but two or three and you’re fucked.”
The iconic movie narrator continues with his reasoning:
“Marijuana has many useful uses. I have fibromyalgia pain in this arm, and the only thing that offers any relief is marijuana. They’re talking about kids who have grand mal seizures, and they’ve discovered that marijuana eases that down to where these children can have a life. That right there, to me, says, ‘Legalize it across the board!’”
Seven years ago, the Oscar-winning actor was in a car accident where the Nissan Maxima he was in skidded off the highway and flipped several times. The Jaws of Life was needed to rescue him and he suffered a broken left shoulder, arm and elbow. His arm still has pain to this day, which he uses marijuana to ease the pain.
He referenced the peaceful 1969 edition of Woodstock where people were on weed and other various drugs. Then he compared it to Woodstock in 1999 where alcohol was served and there were several violent clashes as well as sexual assaults.
“They used to say, ‘You smoke that stuff, boy, you get hooked!” said a chuckling Freeman. It appears that this wise old man is hooked.