Morgan Freeman says a lot of reasonable things, which, combined with the mesmerizing resonance of his voice, could probably prevent a Third World War.
Most recently, the 77-year-old actor/narrator offered his wisdom on the topic of marijuana legalization.
Turns out he’s all for it.
“Legalize it across the board,” he says, his stance on the subject strengthened following a 2008 car accident that left him with chronic shoulder, arm and elbow pain.
“Marijuana has many useful uses,” he said in an interview with The Daily Beast. “I have fibromyalgia pain in this arm, and the only thing that offers any relief is marijuana.”
He was introduced to cannabis by his first wife, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw, and boasts that he’ll now take it however it comes: “I’ll eat it, drink it, smoke it, snort it.”
We’re pretty confident not even Morgan Freeman could find a meaningful way to drink or snort weed, but who are we to judge…
The Shawshank star suggests that a key for the legalization movement to achieve its desired goal is to compare pot to alcohol. Like we said, he’s a reasonable man.
“Now, the thrust is understanding that alcohol has no real medicinal use,” he told the website. “Maybe if you have one drink it’ll quiet you down, but two or three and you’re f*cked.”
Poetic as always.