Famous actor Morgan Freeman seems to be a big supporter of marijuana legalization. The popular actor alleged that it actually “has many useful uses” and this is the reason why it should be legal for usage. The star made these comments during a recent interview with The Daily Beast.
“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!” the famous actor claimed. Morgan Freeman went on to say that marijuana can be extremely efficient for medical purposes.
“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. Marijuana has many useful uses,” he went on to explain. The actor revealed that he suffers from fibromyalgia pain in his arm and marijuana is extremely helpful in relieving his condition.
In fact, he claimed that marijuana is the only thing that can offer him relief. It seems that this is the reason why the actor is being so vocal in supporting the legalization of marijuana. The pain is linked to a car accident that the famous actor suffered. The accident shattered bones in his left arm, shoulder and elbow.
“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!'” the actor went to say.
The actor’s statements came now, as cannabis use actually is a hot topic in the US at the moment. Four US states have legalized the drug, while others may also be doing so. Morgan Freeman, who actually own an Oscar for best supporting actor in 2005 thanks to his amazing performance in Million Dollar Baby, is now busy promoting his latest movie, 5 Flights Up, a romantic comedy in which he stars alongside famous actress Diane Keaton.