21 July 2012 - Morgan Freeman adds his name to the list of A-list actors who have spoken publicly about their support of marijuana legalization, a point he gave depth to in a recent interview with Newsweek:
"Marijuana! Heavens, oh yeah. It’s just the stupidest law possible, 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 engaged in criminal activity. And we’re spending zillions of dollars trying to fight a war we can’t win! We could make zillions, just legalize it and tax it like we do liquor. It’s supid."
With more and more influential Hollywood stars getting out of the cannabis closet, and hit TV shows such as "Weeds" that centre on every one's favourite herb, signs are growing of a normalization of smoking marijuana. The friends of cannabis are growing in numbers, as well as in pride.
April 2007 - In an interview with UK newspaper "The Guardian", actor Morgan Freeman explained that he had stopped using cocaine and other "hard drugs" but that he would "never give up on the ganja"
Morgan, age 65, has been nominated for three Academy Awards. He called marijuana "God's own weed" and explained how Moses' encounter with the "burning bush" was an early Biblical reference to the spiritual benefits of cannabis use. Sadly the reporter didn't explore Freeman's pot-based beliefs further, but did add that ganja was clearly "a subject close to his heart".