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Here’s Why Morgan Freeman Uses CBD and Why You Should, Too

Morgan Freeman has a permanent home in the hearts of many; as celebrity-grandfather figure and always a voice of reason. His recognizable voice, narrating some of our favorite films, now is increasingly used for advocacy. Whether inNational Geographic‘s recent production,The Story of God, where Freeman weaves a human connection across all cultural differences, or through his narration ofMarch of the Penguins, subtly reminding us about the need for environmental protection.

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What many didn’t realize is that Freeman now is using his voice to fight for cannabis legalization. That’s correct, Freeman had pushed for medical marijuana legislation, and arguably way before it was a popular social movement. His advocacy for cannabis use has helped normalize the conversation.

After all, if someone like Morgan Freeman, an actor who often plays the role of God in films (Bruce AlmightyandEvan Almighty), uses cannabis as alternative medicine, it begs the question, how bad it could be? Morgan Freeman portrays the epitome of reason, both on screen and off. Surely his views on legalization are worth exploring. If someone like Freeman can rely on cannabinoids for easing chronic pain, even the harshest critics could start questioning their opinions.

Morgan Freeman: A Long-Standing Advocate for Cannabis

Based on his more recent interviews on the subject, we safely can assume that Freeman has been using cannabis, at least recreationally, since Woodstock. It seems as if the plant’s potential medicinal applications were suggested to him only in 2008, though, after a severe motor vehicle accident.

According to the news reports, the accident was horrific, and his vehicle rolled several times. Paramedics had to use the Jaws of Life to remove Freeman from the vehicle. The accident virtually destroyed his left shoulder, elbow, and arm. Although physicians did their best to reconstruct the arm through extensive surgery, the nerve damage never was completely repaired.

Since the accident, Freeman often is seen wearing a compression glove to prevent blood from pooling. He has discussed his pain at length in interviews. It was because of this continuing pain that he finally turned to medicinal cannabis. Like many people his age (80 years young), it seems as if Freeman never considered cannabis as a treatment option until he so desperately needed it. Now, it’s something he can’t live without.

CBD for Chronic Pain

What Cannabinoids Like CBD Can Do for Chronic Pain

According to Freeman, “I have fibromyalgia pain in this arm, and the only thing that offers any relief is marijuana.” While he never specified what strain or cannabinoid he prefers, there is significant research about CBD’s effectiveness in treating chronic pain. It is possible Morgan Freeman uses CBD for pain, perhaps alongside other cannabinoids, to take full advantage of theEntourage Effect.