Morgan Freeman is not one to mince words, and that candor extends to his thoughts about marijuana. “They used to say, ‘You smoke that stuff, boy, you get hooked,” he tells the Daily Beast. “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 f—ed.”
Aside from being a longtime marijuana enthusiast, Freeman is also well-versed in its practical applications thanks in part to the life-threatening car crash he was in seven years ago. “Marijuana has many useful uses,” he explains. “I have fibromyalgia pain in [my] 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.’ And what negative effects does it have? 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.” To be fair, though, the lineup in 1999 was pretty terrible, and they weren’t charging $5 for a bottle of water in ’69.
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