Morgan Freeman: The Elder Statesman Of Stoners
Morgan Freeman has been a beloved member of the Hollywood community by both his peers and fans of cinema. Freeman’s career spans a wide range of award-winning dramas and iconic roles to entertaining action movies and comedies.
Legendary Hollywood Career
Using his platform given to him by his Hollywood career, Freeman has lent his support for Marijuana legalization. In an interview with The Daily Beast, he explained his stance on Marijuana and how weed has helped him manage his Fibromyalgia.
What is Fibromyalgia?
According to Wikipedia, Fibromyalgia is a widespread chronic pain. It seems to manifest itself as several symptoms and Marijuana is known to relieve the symptoms associated with Fibromyalgia. Morgan Freeman said he suffers from pain in his left arm from Fibromyalgia and weed counters the effects.
The Miracle of CBD Oils
Freeman acknowledged CBD oil’s ability to reduce the suffering of children going through grand mal seizures. CBD oils like Charlotte’s Web have been known to reduce or stop seizures in children. CBD oils are low in THC which keeps kids from getting the psychoactive effects of Marijuana. When he witnessed the positive effects of Marijuana oils on children suffering from seizures, he was convinced that weed should be legalized across the board.
Woodstock ’69 vs. Woodstock ‘99
In the same interview with The Daily Beast he references the lack of riots and arrests at Woodstock ’69, the famous music festival that symbolizes the sixties hippie movement. While it is true there were few reported arrests during Woodstock ’69, it didn’t go without incident.
Freeman is implying that Woodstock ’99’s violence and arrests were a result of their tough stance on drugs. This may have been part of the problem, but there were several other circumstances leading to the violence at Woodstock ’99.
Freeman’s implication is not wrong though, there is a well-known stereotype that groups of stoners are generally more peaceful than groups of drunks.
Morgan Freeman is a Great Representative for Marijuana Advocacy
Morgan Freeman is a great representative of the Marijuana legalization movement. He defies the negative stereotypes stoners get. Freeman shows that you can have successful career and still enjoy Cannabis. Of course, this is done by responsibly smoking.