The dulcet tones. The smooth demeanor. The iconic freckles. The puffing of sticky cheeb? You’re damn right. Because everyone’s favorite voice and legendary actor Morgan Freeman went into some loose detail in a recent interview with The Daily Beast about his thoughts on that fire chron, yo.
And some may be surprised by the particular way in which Sir Freeman went about his show of support. But some don’t know who the fuck Morgan Freeman is– and just how hard he lays it down.
“…I’ll eat it, drink it, smoke it, snort it!” –waxed the Oscar-winner on his weedlust. “This movement is really a long time coming, and it’s getting legs–longer legs.” He should know. Having been a fairly outspoken partaker since the ‘60s, Freeman once said to The Guardian “Never give up the ganja.”
But in more recent years, his enjoyment of Andy Warhol’s asshole has come to include a physically therapeutic and medicinal usage, on top of the already wild and crazy recreational fun he was most certainly sucking down on.
After an horrific car accident in 2008 left much of his left arm and shoulder shattered, severe nerve damage and neuropathy leave him with almost no mobility in his left hand. “I have fibromyalgia pain in this arm, and the only thing that offers any relief is marijuana.” As well, the Prince of Thieves star now wears a compression glove over the hand to prevent blood pooling, like a boss.
And his stance on current legislation has been firm and unchanging for years. “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!’” A few years back he told Newsweek, “…given history. You don’t stop people from doing what they want to do, so forget about making it unlawful. You’re just making criminals out of people who aren’t involved in criminal activity.”
The man speaks in truths. Before us we have ample proof that Morgan Freeman is stunting on the whole game, marijuana discussion included. Jetting around on his catamaran and definitely NOT sleeping with his step-granddaughter, it’s hard to feel anything but the warmest gooeyness inside our guts and loins for The Morgan Freeman. And then we hear him talk about weed and–!
Thank you Mr. Freeman. Keep fighting the good fight, and not giving two ratdicks about any of the guff the man tries slinging your way.