16 Nov 2009 - Apart from his on-screen duties, actor Woody Harrelson has also amassed quite a reputation as an environmental activist, war protester and staunch pro-hemp supporter. For the question about his efforts in the struggle to legalize marijuana, he tells to the SDNN news, that he has never been involved in it.
"That’s a little bit of a misunderstanding. I’ve been saddled with that since 1996 when I went on television with a friend of mine who was about to go to jail, which he did, for five years. I went on saying “What’s the point of this?” And from then on I’ve been the poster boy for the marijuana legalization movement and it’s not fair to those people that actually do it.
10 Sept 2009 - Actor Woody Harrelson can't understand why the media makes such a fuss about his love of marijuana because "we're all drug addicts."
The star has become the Hollywood poster boy for all things hemp and high, and he even lit up a joint for a recent Playboy magazine interview at his home in Hawaii.
Harrelson just can't understand why marijuana hasn't been legalized and why everyone thinks he's high all the time.
NOV 2005 - Woody Harrelson has swapped marijuana for yoga, because the spiritual practice gives him a better high, without the lows. The actor has long been a poster boy for smokers of the drug - but is attempting to get healthy, and had found enormous benefits from a more active, weed-free lifestyle. He says: "Yoga and smoking a joint are very similar things. One, you take the elevator to the top floor, and the other you climb up the mountain. But the one gives you ultimately a deficit, whereas the yoga continually pays dividends.""I do think it helps me. You can look in my eyes and probably see there's some kind of agitation in there." Woody abouit weed: "I do smoke, but I don't go through all this trouble just because I want to make my drug of choice legal. It's about personal freedom. We should have the right in this country to do what we want, if we don't hurt anybody. Seventy-two million people in this country have smoked pot. Eighteen to 20 million in the last year. These people should not be treated as criminals." - Woody Harrelson
Hemp:Hemp is not an inexpensive fiber, about 100% higher than cotton. The high processing costs and limited quantities that are available are responsible for the higher cost. Beyond the problems of technology, hemp proponents are trying hard to overcome the obvious image problem. A lifelong environmental activist, Woody Harrelson has proven to be an effective spokesperson for the legalization of hemp. Harrelson has been jailed several times, staging a planting of hemp seeds in support of farmers lobbing for legalization. He has been seen sporting a custom made Giorgio Armani hemp tuxedo accessorized with hemp shoes.