Morgan Freeman: Academy Award-winning actor, iconic narrator and now — marijuana enthusiast! The Hollywood legend became the latest pot-friendly celeb when he came out as an avid user in a new interview. On top of saying he’ll smoke, eat, or snort marijuana, he wants to see it made legal ‘across the board!’
Admit it – you read the headline in Morgan Freeman’s voice, didn’t you? The 77-year old Oscar award-winning actor’s voice has been in everything from March Of The Penguins to The Lego Movie. Now, Morgan’s adding his voice to a new project: the movement to legalize marijuana! Morgan spoke about while he smokes marijuana in a new interview, adding why he there there’s no reason for the drug to be illegal anymore!
Morgan Freeman & Marijuana: He’ll ‘Eat it, Smoke It, Snort It’
Morgan threw his support behind marijuana legalization in a May 6 article with The Daily Beast. The world knows Morgan for his distinctive voice and amazing acting talent. What they don’t know is that he is in constant pain, all due to a 2008 automobile accident that left his left shoulder, arm and elbow completely shattered! He reportedly still feels the effects of that horrible incident, and has found that smoking pot helps relief the pain.
“Marijuana has many useful uses. I have fibromyalgia pain [his left] arm, and the only thing that offers any relief is marijuana,” Morgan said. Though he’s currently a longtime user, it took some convincing to get the Bruce Almighty star to light up.
“They used to say, ‘You smoke that stuff, boy, you get hooked!” Morgan said, before adding “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!”
Morgan Freeman: ‘Legalize It Across The Board’
That’s funny! While Morgan may have been joking about “snorting” pot, he was quite serious about seeing the drug decriminalized, claiming the medical benefits as an undeniable reason why marijuana should be legal.
“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!’”
Morgan’s support for legal pot sounds to be mostly medicinal, but he does draw comparison to another legal recreational drug – alcohol! Morgan said that “alcohol has no real medicinal use,” before adding that “[m]aybe if you have one drink it’ll quiet you down, but two or three and you’re f-cked.”
Those are some interesting opinions! What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Do you agree with Morgan that marijuana should be legal?
— Jason Brow