Morgan Freeman Says Legalize Marijuana
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Morgan Freeman Says Legalize Marijuana
Posted by CN Staff on May 12, 2015 at 04:10:32 PT
By Lindsay Kimble
Source: Time
USA -- The legalization of marijuana remains hotly debated. But for Morgan Freeman, there’s no question.The 77-year-old Oscar winner, well known for his deep, mellow voice, spoke candidly about his own marijuana use during an interview with The Daily Beast last week.“Legalize it across the board,” the Lucy actor said.
Freeman became an advocate for medicinal use of the drug after shattering his left shoulder, arm and elbow in a car accident in 2008. He still hasn’t regained full use of his left hand and continues to experience pain, which inspires his support for the medicinal use of the drug.“Marijuana has many useful uses,” he 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.”The 5 Flights Up star said his first wife initially introduced him to marijuana.“How do I take it? However it comes! I’ll eat it, drink it, smoke it, snort it,” Freeman said.The actor and grandfather called the movement “a long time coming” and said he thinks comparing its effects to alcohol use will help legalization get “longer legs.”“Now, the thrust is understanding that alcohol has no real medicinal use,” he told the website. “Maybe if you have one drink it’ll quiet you down, but two or three and you’re f—–.”This article originally appeared on People.comSource: Time Magazine (US)Author: Lindsay Kimble Published: May 11, 2015Copyright: 2015 Time Inc.Contact: letters time.comWebsite: -- Cannabis Archives 
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Comment #13 posted by Hope on May 14, 2015 at 08:37:30 PT
John Tyler, I agree.
I appreciate Morgan Freeman. I'm sure there are many more, but maybe some fear hurting their career and they are coming out and saying, basically, that they've been breaking a law. There may be cops at the moment pulling up Mr. Freeman's GPS readings trying to catch him with cannabis in hand. Some, like a certain young Canadian now living in this country, maybe we don't need adding weight to our reform efforts. Or he can't really. We don't need any young hoodlums speaking up for the cause of justice. In a similar vein, I don't think the young lady that rides the wrecking ball can help either. They are supposed to be fans of cannabis, and like anything else, there's all kinds of people that might appreciate cannabis. Sadly some, like those two young people, seem to have blown their chances to be voices that appeal for sanity and justice. Their word might do harm than good... and we already know about them, of course. Morgan Freeman can help, but not everyone has built up the respect that he has. But I sure wish that all those that have, like he has, would speak up, if they haven't already.Universer, I don't even see comments or a place to comment on that JP article. Just tweets and stuff.
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Comment #12 posted by John Tyler on May 14, 2015 at 07:28:51 PT
stars for re-legalization
I wish more celebrities would come out and support cannabis re-legalization. (I am sure there are lots and lots of them.) It would give the movement a boost. Maybe Huffington Post or Rolling Stone could do an article on it. 
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Comment #11 posted by Universer on May 14, 2015 at 02:22:54 PT
Hope, et al.
Interesting little piece about the Israeli top cop speaking sensibly.I've tried, three times now, to make a post, and three times now, it seems to have been rejected by moderators. My compliance with JPost's Talkback policy, certainly when measured against those posts that did make the cut (especially the ALL CAPS nutcase), appears to make no never-mind to the postmasters.Perhaps some kind soul can post it (or something like it) for me, if they'd be (judged) good enough.Regardless, I just want to get it out there, somewhere, dag nabbit, because some of those idiot commenters need all the good-talking-to they can get.It's been:"
Of course cannabis is a commodity that should be permissible for responsible adult consumption. Universally, polls are demonstrating a rocketing realization of the disproportionate treatment of an item which, by any metric, produces less harm to the self and to society than either alcohol or tobacco, and does, in fact, hold valuable medicinal properties. Globally, we're past the stage of denying this reality, though there will always be a few ignorant steadfasts with more opinion than knowledge.What's happening around the world is a necessary correction based upon new information. We have more information at our proverbial fingertips now, and armed with this information, we realize the horrific error that prohibition always was.You want to argue with law enforcement personnel who understand first-hand the fallacy that is Cannabis Prohibition? There's an entire organization for that: Law Enforcement Against Prohibiton. See what they think of what you think.The prohibs have lost, the penalty is being exacted, the legal changes are coming in waves, and the ignorant will not go gently into that good night. But they will go away. Their marginality is as certain as their invertitude.Cannabis will again be legal, like it was during the thousands of years of human history prior to the 20th century. Prohibition is the experiment, not regulation. Regulation is the correction of that awful scourge of an injustice.I suffer no qualms from proclaiming truthfullly that I consume cannabis fairly regularly. I have a career, relationships, a mortgage and an IQ a few standard deviations to the right. We will correct this, setting things straight to the way it always should have been, before Alcohol Prohibition was continued as Cannabis Prohibition, like any good publicly-funded jobs program.
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Comment #10 posted by Hope on May 13, 2015 at 11:27:12 PT
More weight. More pressure. More power.
Time has come to re-examine cannabis prohibition, Israel's police chief says by one. Thousands at a time. All over the world.
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Comment #9 posted by Hope on May 13, 2015 at 08:40:49 PT
I'm distracted by things going on here.Mr. Freeman!
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Comment #8 posted by Hope on May 13, 2015 at 08:40:00 PT
Mr. Morgan has added to our strength now.
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Comment #7 posted by Hope on May 13, 2015 at 08:33:07 PT
That's funny. Made me smile. That's really all we can do though. Do what we can and it may seem useless... but in the universe... in the scheme of it all... it does matter, I think. Over the years I've collected rocks, large and small, with holes in them. Holes drilled, sometimes clear through the rock, by persistent drops and tiny streams of water.Once I was trying to move a tv... one of the clunkers from years past. I couldn't quite do it, but my five year old little skinny grandson added his small effort and we moved it. He made the difference.Of course, we know those petitions don't get the attention they may deserve... but they exist and that's something. They may not have the huge effect we might like but somehow, in all of it, all together, I think they do have an effect. They do matter.Click on fellow clicktivists! If it matters to you... it matters!
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Comment #6 posted by Universer on May 12, 2015 at 20:20:06 PT
OT: Asset Forfeiture Is So Very, Very Wrong
To whom it may concern, for what it may matter. Be a strong clicktivist. you're helping. (I did.)
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Comment #5 posted by HempWorld on May 12, 2015 at 19:22:01 PT
Morgan Freeman(kind)... ?
$0.02Sorry, I meant all mankind, women included, all of us!
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Comment #4 posted by The GCW on May 12, 2015 at 18:20:29 PT
Love geography.
The Price of Weed in Each Statew/ U.S. map
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Comment #3 posted by HempWorld on May 12, 2015 at 18:17:24 PT
Morgan Free Man?
Thank you for weighing in, brother!Free the weed! Morgan Weedman, NJ Weedman.
Go Morgan Freeman! Let's be all free men!
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on May 12, 2015 at 08:34:29 PT
I agree and the musicians or actors that are respected the most are the ones that are saying legalize.
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Comment #1 posted by The GCW on May 12, 2015 at 05:46:38 PT
Listen to Morgan
US VI: Nelson To Act Swiftly On Marijuana LegislationPubdate: Mon, 11 May 2015
Source: Virgin Islands Daily News, The (VI)
Copyright: 2015 Virgin Islands Daily News
Contact: dailynews
Author: Joy BlackburnNELSON TO ACT SWIFTLY ON MARIJUANA LEGISLATION Beyond Legalizing Medical Use, Senator Wants to Decriminalize Growing Small Amount for Personal Use ST. CROIX - Sen. Terrence Nelson says he intends to move forward quickly with medical marijuana legislation - and other legislation dealing with marijuana - after returning in late April from a fact- finding trip to Washington and Colorado. "I am convinced with conviction that we need to make cannabis available as a medicine, if nothing else," Nelson said. He and a group from the territory visited Colorado and Washington looking into those states' experiences with legalizing marijuana, meeting with state officials and people involved in the marijuana industry. Marijuana remains against federal law, but 23 states, the District of Columbia and Guam now allow for comprehensive medical marijuana or cannabis programs, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. In addition, recently approved efforts in 14 states allow use of "low THC, high cannabidiol" products for medical reasons in limited situations or as a legal defense, according to the organization. Across the United States, there is a growing trend toward some form of marijuana legalization, particularly on the medical side. Cont.
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