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Morgan Freeman Reaffirms His Love Of Marijuana: 'Legalize It Across The Board!'
Morgan Freeman's legendary pipes are the closest we have to the voice of God, so naturally he's in high demand for important voiceover work. Could his next gig be a pro-marijuana PSA?"I'll eat it, drink it, smoke it, snort it!" the 77-year old actor told The Daily Beast about his undying love for ganja. Freeman, you might remember, got into a pretty nasty car crash in 2008, and the actor says weed is the only relief he can get for the lingering injures he suffers from it. "I have fibromyalgia pain in this arm, and the only thing that offers any relief is marijuana," says Freeman. "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!'"
Freeman has been a longtime user and advocate of decriminalization says his first wife, to whom he was married from 1967 to 1979, got him into the drug.
"This movement is really a long time coming, and it's getting legs—longer legs," he said of the movement to Legalize It. "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."
Freeman is currently in the film 5 Flights Up with Diane Keaton where they play a couple who have been together over 40 years. No word on whether or not they make love while high.
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