Morgan Freeman Defends His Cannabis Use With An Epic Response

“Never give up the ganja.”

Those are the words Morgan Freeman famously said in a 2003 interview with The Guardian. That was the moment when the world learned that one of Hollywood’s most notable actors had a strong stance towards marijuana.

The Daily Beast met with Morgan Freeman recently. They were supposed to talk about his upcoming movie, but a different, and very interesting topic filled most of the conversation.

Freeman went on to describe his appreciation of pot and talked about how he supports the current legalization movement. He spoke to Daily Beast about why he uses cannabis on a regular basis.

Seven years ago, Freeman was in a car accident that nearly took his life.

“I have fibromyalgia pain in this arm,” he said, “and the only thing that offers any relief is marijuana.” This is what else he said to The Daily Beast:

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