Morgan Freeman is saying what everybody else has been thinking: Marijuana is illegal, federally. Alcohol is not. And one of those is bullshit.
The Daily Beast spoke to Morgan Freeman recently and the topic of his marijuana use came up. Morgan freeman was in a car accident seven years ago and had to be rescued with the Jaws of Life. His left shoulder, arm, and elbow were shattered; nerves in his arm had to be repaired. He still has daily pain and health concerns over it.
And The Man with the Golden Voice smokes pot to help with his pain.
“They used to say, ‘You smoke that stuff, boy, you get hooked!” says Morgan Freeman. “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."
Here is where Morgan Freeman draws the alcohol-marijuana argument clearly. Remember, alcohol was declared illegal in the United States fora while. That was a dark time. We learned better, didn't we?
"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.”
As if there weren't already a mountain of evidence that politicians are choosing to ignore, Morgan Freeman lays out the case clearly.
“Marijuana has many useful uses,” Morgan Freeman says. “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!’”
Ok, so some may argue that they can see making it available in some form as a prescription drug. Maybe they are still afraid of the downside. But Morgan Freeman asks about that downside.
“And what negative effects does it have?” Morgan Freeman asks. “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,” he says.