He likes it so much, in fact, that he would “Eat it, drink it, smoke it, snort it!” Yes, you read that right, Morgan Freeman will take weed literally however it comes.
The resonant 77 year old actor spoke pretty candidly about his own marijuana use during an interview with The Daily Beast last week. He even went so far as to say he would like to “Legalize it across the board.”
In 2008, Freeman broke his left arm and shoulder in a car accident, and it was this incident that ignited his love for medical marijuana. Although he is now healed, he still experiences pain in his left side, and has not regained full use of his left hand. Enter medical marijuana.
“Marijuana has many useful uses. I have fibromyalgia pain in this arm, and the only thing that offers any relief is marijuana,” the actor told The Daily Beast.
Freeman credits his wife for introducing him to medical marijuana after his accident.
He openly admits to being a longtime smoker, and is in full support of the legalization movement. “They used to say, ‘You smoke that stuff, boy, you get hooked!’ This movement is really a long time coming, and it’s getting legs – longer legs. Now, the trust 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 your fucked.”
While it is really, well, neat, to know that Morgan Freeman smokes weed just like the rest of us, we also need to take a moment and appreciate what this means for the legalization movement. And who knows, maybe there will be a new, mellow, relaxing strain of celebrity branded Morgan Freeman weed!