After a 1997 car crash left Morgan Freeman's arm, shoulder, and elbow shattered, the actor admits that marijuana has been his medicine of choice to ease the pain.
"They used to say, 'You smoke that stuff, boy, you get hooked!" he told The Daily Beast. "My first wife got me into it many years ago."
“Marijuana has many useful uses. I have fibromyalgia pain in this arm, and the only thing that offers any relief is marijuana," he continued.
"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!'"
"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.”