According to Morgan Freeman, cannabis is to than for relieving his painful fibromyalgia symptoms. Furthermore, it is his opinion that the herb should be legalized in all aspects, including recreationally.
Morgan Freeman has been known for his chilling voice throughout his career. The same voice which has been used to guide humanity through many inspirational and entertaining journeys.
However, up until recently, while he was known for playing many roles, cannabis activist was not one of them. Then, in 2015, when he was interviewed by The Daily Beast, he went on to describe why he believed that marijuana should be legalized worldwide.
Freeman explains how everything changed for him when he was involved in an accident eight years ago. Sadly, his compact sedan slid off the highway and then flipped numerous times. Thankfully medics with the jaws of life came to his rescue. Afterward, he was rushed to the hospital where doctors operated on his arm and elbow for hours. While they were able to repair some of the damage, his nerves have never full recovered. The feeling in his left hand has still yet to recover, so to treat the pain, Morgan turned to cannabis.
When asked about his opinions regarding marijuana, he replied,
“They used to say, ‘You smoke that stuff, boy, you get hooked! My first wife got me into it many years ago. How do I take it? However, it comes! I’ll eat it, drink it, smoke it, snort it! This movement is really a long time coming, and it’s getting legs—longer legs. 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.”
Continuing, Freeman explained that,
“Marijuana has many useful uses. 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!’”
Before his 2015 interview, Morgan had rarely spoke about marijuana. The last time he had even brought the issue up was in 2003, while being interviewed by The Guardian. His opinions remained in tact throughout the years and were consistent in both interviews. According to him, “Never give up the ganja.” At almost 80-years of age, it would be absurd to take away the one thing that has provided Freeman with relief. Now imagine if marijuana was allowed for all patients that were experiencing immense pain.