The best narrative voice in the world sat down with The Daily Beast to discuss his upcoming film, 5 Flights Up, but what really caught our attention was Morgan Freeman’s expressed opinion towards weed: he loves it.
“They used to say, ‘You smoke that stuff, boy, you get hooked!’” Freeman said. “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! 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.”
Again, we love him.
Freeman was in a bad car accident seven years ago when his Nissan Maximan skidded off a Mississippi highway and flipped several times. His left arm, shoulder, and elbow were shattered, taking doctors hours to repair and costing Freeman months of painful recovery and the full use of his left hand. In fact, to this day he wears a yellow compression glove to prevent blood pooling.
“Marijuana has many useful uses,” he continued. “I have fibromyalgia pain in this arm, and the only thing that offers any relief is marijuana. 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.’”
A lot of mud-slinging drunks started a riot — that's what happened in ’99.
I think it’s clear Mr. Freeman won’t be heading any alcohol ad campaigns, but maybe down the line, a marijuana brand will make him their own ‘most interesting man alive.’ I’d certainly buy it.