Morgan Freeman recently did an interview with the Daily Beast to discuss the movie, 5 Flights Up. Instead, another topic took center stage — the legalization and use of marijuana.
“Never give up the ganja.”
These were the epic words of Morgan Freeman in an interview with The Guardian back in 2003. Already way back then, that the Hollywood legend proudly announced his love for the healing plant.
Now, Freeman is talking about his love of cannabis once again, which he explains he uses regularly, often times to treat his fibromyalgia and pain.
“I have fibromyalgia pain in this arm, and the only thing that offers any relief is marijuana.”
Freeman explained where his love for pot began;
“My first wife got me into it many years ago."
And then proceeds to heartily describe how he takes it;
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 fucked.”
Morgan continues by briefly exploring the benefits and down side it offers others as well;
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!’”
“And what negative effects does it have?” “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,” referencing the same annual event, which this time cracked down on marijuana use, and in turn resulted in riots and arrests.
Below you can watch an interview where Morgan attributes his energy and work ethic to his smoking weed;