In an interview with the Daily Beast which
was supposed to be about his recent movie, 5 Flights Up, actor Morgan
Freeman instead began discussing the topic of marijuana. The Oscar
winning actor told the online magazine that marijuana helps him
medically as a pain killer.
“Marijuana has many useful uses,” he 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!’”
“And what negative effects does it have?” Freeman continues. “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, referencing the less
marijuana-friendly 30th-anniversary event, which resulted in riots and
In the video below, Freeman is asked where he comes up with all of
his energy for the seemingly endless stream of movies he puts out.
Freeman chuckles slightly before giving credit to “smoking a lot of
Pharmaceutical companies continue to fund campaigns to shut down
legalization efforts. People such as Freeman continue to harm their
lobbying efforts as they speak the truth. Pharma stands to lose billions
in the painkiller market to this natural alternative.