It’s been a busy week for celebs publicly backing marijuana. First, we’re ecstatic with Oscar winning actor Morgan Freeman’s comments in last week’s Newsweek: “Marijuana! Heavens, oh yeah. It’s just the stupidest law possible, given history. You don’t stop people from doing what they want to do, so forget about making it unlawful. You’re just making criminals out of people who aren’t engaged in criminal activity. And we’re spending zillions of dollars trying to fight a war we can’t win! We could make zillions, just legalize it and tax it like we do liquor. It’s stupid.”
And how about Roseanne’s remarks on the Late Show with David Letterman: “Obama’s trying to take our medical marijuana in California … I’ll tell you this, Obama. You’ll get my joint when you pry it out of my cold, dead fingers!”
Roseanne was parodying Charlton Heston’s vow to the NRA’s membership about his guns. But she also played it straight: “It’s not funny, Dave. It’s a real medicine that a lot of people can’t live without.”
She went on to say that it helps people with mental illness, “which is why I use it.” More accurately, she’s already on record as using marijuana for “anger and anxiety issues.”
Weird, huh. Because pot prohibition causes anger and anxiety issues, too.