Morgan Freeman is using his voice for something other than epically narrating movies– he’s speaking out against marijuana prohibition. The long time marijuana legalization advocate recently spoke about marijuana during an interview with Newsweek.
Freeman explained his views on prohibition during the interview, stating, “It’s just the stupidest law ever, 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 even win! We could make zillions, just legalize it and tax it like we do liquor. It’s stupid!”
The 75 year old actor has been known to stir up controversy in the past when sharing his opinions on politics and religion. Freeman conducted the interview with Newsweek as a part of the press tour for “The Dark Knight Rises,” which comes out in theaters this weekend.