The legendary Oscar-winning Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman, who has won the hearts of millions across the world through his captivating performances in numerous movies and his soothing voice-over in thousands of documentaries, is log-time user of cannabis. As one of the most beloved and equally respected actors of our time, Morgan Freeman less known for his dynamic role in protecting the environment and reforming the Criminal Justice System in the US. However, this legendary actor went through a fatal road accident in 2008 while driving across Mississippi in his Nissan Maxima that slipped off of the highway and flipped several times leaving Freeman seriously injured and wounded: doctors at the nearby hospital in Memphis had to operate on him for four hours to fix the nerves in his shattered left shoulder and arm. Freeman still now uses a yellow compression glove in his left elbow to prevent blood pooling. The acute pain that this extraordinary man has to stomach every second subsides a little by the daily doses of weed that he has been used to for a long time. Morgan Freeman is a long time user of cannabis and candidly advocates the legalization of marijuana in the US.
Morgan Freeman on Legalizing Marijuana
In his interview with Marlow Stern, Morgan Freeman frankly shares his views on legalizing Marijuana. The actor candidly tells how his first wife got him using pot for the first time. “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.” Freeman states that marijuana has many useful uses in relieving acute pain without potentially harming the user.
Morgan Freeman: from Airforce to Hollywood
Morgan Freeman won the Academy Award for Million Dollar Baby (2004), Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award and is ranked as the 3rd highest box-office actor with an average of 74.4 million per film. He started acting at the age of nine and served in the United States Air Force for four years. After his service in the Air Force, Morgan Freeman took courses on acting at the Pasadena Playhouse in the early 60s.
Morgan Freeman: Sailing to the Caribbean
Morgan Freeman, who became resident in New York in the early 60’s, left the city for the Caribbean due to the rapid gentrification instigated by the treacherous real estate market that resulted in people losing their homes. It was very difficult for a passionate Freeman to take the increasing number of homeless people hitting the street every day right in front of his eyes. So he jumped into his 44-foot Ketch named Afrodesia and sailed to the Caribbean and finally anchored in the British Virgin Islands where he still resides.
Morgan Freeman is an avid supporter of Hillary Clinton and expressed his feeling to AARP Magazine after the Trump victory. To Freeman, Trump’s win “feels like we are jumping off a cliff. We just have to find out how we land. However, the 79-years-old legendary actor is not hopeless as he says he is “not scared… and that he is holding out hope that Donald Trump has to be a good president.”