Wednesday 24 May 2017

Woody Harrelson gives up smoking pot after '30 solid years'

Woody Harrelson is one of Hollywood's most well-known marijuana enthusiasts (AP)
Woody Harrelson is one of Hollywood's most well-known marijuana enthusiasts (AP)

Woody Harrelson has given up marijuana after decades of what he calls partying too hard.

The actor, one of Hollywood's most well-known marijuana enthusiasts, told the Vulture website he has not smoked pot in nearly a year.

He cited "30 solid years" of partying for his decision to quit. He also said he felt like the drug was "keeping me from being emotionally available".

The 55-year-old still had nothing bad to say about marijuana, which he calls "a great drug", and s aid he drinks alcohol in moderation.

Harrelson was arrested in 1996 for planting hemp seeds in Kentucky to challenge a state law. Hemp is a relative of marijuana, but has a lower concentration of THC, the substance that makes pot smokers high.

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