In a recent interview Morgan Freeman spoke about everything from his new movie 5 Flights Up to the reasons he decided to move out of New York, the veteran actor revealed his personal thoughts about the ever-touchy subject of marijuana‘s legal status.
As it’s no secret that Morgan Freeman is himself a marijuana user, he opened up to reporters in a revealing interview.
“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! 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****d.”
Morgan went on to extol the virtues of using Marijuana.
“Marijuana has many useful uses. 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 continued to wax lyrical about the benefits of Marijuana, saying, “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.”
In turning his attention to the new movie, Freeman spoke about finally teaming up with Diane Keaton, something he said he wanted to do for many years,
“The wonderful thing I’ve realized about Diane, from watching her over the years, is how real she is. If you find yourself saddled with an actor you have to manufacture emotion with, you’re in really deep doo-doo. I met Diane in 2008 and told her how I felt about her and how much I’d wanted to make a movie with her, but the idea of working with Diane has been cooking for ages from just watching her in movies.”