Morgan Freeman uses his comforting voice to tell the world that pot is awesome.
Morgan Freeman, seen here probably high out of his mind, says marijuana should be legal.
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Morgan Freeman, the actor who played Vitruvius in that movie filmed with toys you love to watch while blazed, just told The Daily Beast that marijuana needs to be legalized.
The actor mentioned many of the health benefits for sick people, and even how he used the drug to help his fibromyalgia pain from a car crash years ago. But make no mistake about it: he also thinks it should be legal for the same reasons you do.
Freeman says his first wife turned him on to the drug, and claimed: "I'll eat it, drink it, smoke it, snort it!" I've never snorted pot, but now that I know Morgan Freeman does, I'm going to try it.
Morgan Freeman doesn't just sound wise when he does voiceover work. He's also thought long and hard about the subject and how stupid it is to not legalize the drug when comparing it to other legal substances. "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."
He also took the time, in classic old guy fashion, to compare two generations of pot smokers at a concert and how legal pot would have helped the youth not get beaten up: "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" (people rioted and were arrested because they couldn't legally get high enough to relax and listen to Moby).