In case you weren’t aware, Morgan Freeman is a proponent of marijuana. Turning to cannabis as a way to cope with the pain of injuries suffered during a car accident in 2008, the celebrated actor praised its effects. In a recent interview with The Daily Beast, Freeman details how he was introduced to weed.
“My first wife got me into it many years ago,” he said. “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.”
Comparing the effects of marijuana to that of alcohol, Freeman called for the legalization of weed with anecdotes from Woodstock. He also noted the medicinal benefits as an argument for making it more available to the masses.
“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!’”
Morgan Freeman also talked starring alongside Diane Keaton in their upcoming romantic comedy, 5 Flights Up. Read his full interview with The Daily Beast here.