It's Official - 'God' Smokes Pot!
Morgan Freeman opens up about his love for marijuana.
By Kelley Forrester - 'Larry King Now'
On a recent episode of Larry King Now, Morgan Freeman - otherwise known as the voice of God
- revealed that he smokes marijuana but he’s not picky about it. “I’m not that much of a connoisseur, so I don’t know what strains are.”
Marijuana comes in a wide variety of “strains” which means that each kind is unique and distinguishable from any other type of marijuana you might find. Simply, not all weed is the same. But according to Freeman, if you have “some good smoke” he’ll try it.
With states like Colorado, Washington, and Alaska legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, the debate on national legalization still wades on. Freeman expressed his opinion on the topic to Larry. “It has to be [legalized]. They can’t continue to say that it’s a dangerous drug when it’s safer than alcohol.”
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
(NIAAA), 88,000 alcohol-related deaths occur annually, making it the third largest preventable cause of death in the U.S. Alcohol also contributes to the risk of developing heart and liver problems as well as an array of cancers including liver, mouth, esophagus, and breast.
Meanwhile, there are no records of deaths caused by marijuana overdose. Deaths involving marijuana are usually in combination with alcohol or other drugs. But that’s not to say that weed doesn’t effect people’s health at all.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse
, long-term effects of marijuana use include chronic cough, unspecified mental health problems, and frequent respiratory infections. Just like alcohol, smoking pot can have adverse effects during pregnancy.
Will we ever see legalization across all 50 states? Let us know what you think.
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