- The Washington Times - Monday, May 11, 2015

Actor Morgan Freeman spoke candidly last week about his use of marijuana and argued in favor of legalizing it “across the board.”

The 77-year-old Oscar winner became an advocate for the medicinal use of marijuana after shattering his left shoulder, arm and elbow in a car accident in 2008.

“Marijuana has many useful uses,” Mr. Freeman told The Daily Beast. “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!’”

The “5 Flights Up” star said his first wife initially introduced him to the drug.

“They used to say, ‘You smoke that stuff, boy, you get hooked!” Mr. Freeman said laughing. “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 [expletive].”

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