I’ve always suspected that Morgan Freeman uses marijuana. It’s the only plausible explanation as to why he agreed to do Bruce Almighty. But now it’s official.
In an interview with The Daily Beast, Freeman admitted that he’s been a fan of the drug for years and thinks it should be legal. As if the Internet needed yet another reason to love the acclaimed actor.
“They used to say, ‘You smoke that stuff, boy, you get hooked!” says a chuckling Freeman. “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*cked”
He pauses, and points to the glove-aid jutting out from his left suit sleeve. “Marijuana has many useful uses,” he says. “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!’”
Interesting, but at this point, it’s really not surprising. Pat Robertson has already come out in favor of legalization, for Christ’s sake! From now on, we should only cover people who come out against marijuana. Finding out that Danny Glover hates pot would be a lot more interesting (he doesn’t hate it, in case you were wondering).