Award winning American actor, director and narrator, Morgan Freeman has unequivocally defended his use of marijuana.
Freeman has explained his support for the movement to legalize pot, reasoning that pot has “many useful uses,” unlike alcohol.
He threw his support behind marijuana legalization in a Wednesday, May 6, 2015 interview with The Daily Beast.
He said, “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!
With a laughter, Freeman added, “They used to say, ‘You smoke that stuff, boy, you get hooked!
“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!”Freeman used the example of the music festival at Woodstock to show that life is easier if marijuana use is acceptable.
“Look at Woodstock 1969. They said, ‘We’re not going to bother them or say anything about smoking marijuana,’ and not one problem or fight. Then look at what happened in ’99,” he said, referring to the arrests and unrest at the anniversary concert.