The Oscar-winning star Morgan Freeman has called for the legalisation of marijuana “across the board” and spoken of his own favorable experiences making use of the drug for discomfort relief.
Freeman, 77, was severely hurt in a 2008 car mishap which shattered bones in his left arm, shoulder and elbow. He told the Daily Monster that marijuana was the only substance which assisted.
“They utilized to say, ‘You smoke that things, boy, you get hooked!’” stated Freeman. “My very first better half got me into it years earlier. How do I take it? Nevertheless it comes! I’ll consume it, drink it, smoke it, snort it! This motion is really a long period of time coming, and it’s getting legs– longer legs. Now, the drive is comprehending that alcohol has no genuine medicinal use. Perhaps if you have one drink it’ll quiet you down, however two or 3 and you’re fucked.”
Added Freeman: “Cannabis has lots of useful uses. I have fibromyalgia pain in this arm, and the only thing that offers any relief is cannabis. They’re discussing kids who have grand mal seizures, and they have actually discovered that marijuana alleviates that down to where these youngsters can have a life. That right there, to me, says, ‘Legalise it across the board!’”
Freeman, who won the best supporting star Oscar in 2005 for Clint Eastwood’s Million Dollar Infant, also pointed out the cultural benefits of cannabis. He mentioned the shift in environment between the initial, largely peaceful Woodstock festival and its 30-year anniversary reprisal 16 years ago, which experienced riots and arrests.
“And what negative effects does it have?” stated Freeman. “Take a look at Woodstock 1969. They said, ‘We’re not going to bother them or say anything about smoking cigarettes marijuana,’ and not one problem or fight. Then look at what occurred in 99.”
Freeman is presently promoting his brand-new film 5 Air travels Up, a Manhattan-set relationship comedy in which he stars opposite Diane Keaton. Marijuana use is presently a hot subject in the US, with 4 states having legalised the drug, and an additional 12 showcasing a combination of legalisation for medical use and decriminalisation of belongings.