Pot Smoker Jack Nicholson Wants Discussion on Legalization

CANNABIS CULTURE – Academy Award-winning Hollywood icon Jack Nicholson criticized America’s War on Drugs in a recent interview with a British newspaper, and said he still smokes marijuana.

“I don’t tend to say this publicly, but we can see it’s a curative thing,” Nicholson told the UK’s Daily Mail. “The narcotics industry is also enormous. It funds terrorism and – this is a huge problem in America – fuels the foreign gangs. More than 85 per cent of men incarcerated in America are on drug-related offences. It costs $40,000 a year for every prisoner.

“If they were really serious about the economy there would be a sensible discussion about legalisation.”

The actor – who holds several Oscar records and is one of the most celebrated actors in the business – is (also) known as a notorious party animal and pot smoker, and has been quoted on the subject before.

“My point of view, while extremely cogent, is unpopular…”, he is reported to have said. “That the repressive nature of the legalities vis-a-vis drugs are destroying the legal system and corrupting the police system.”

Nicholson broke into the movie business with drug-filled pictures like The Trip, and Easy Rider. Nicholson’s Rider co-star Peter Fonda admitted, forty years after the film was made, that the actors had been smoking real marijuana while filming.

In the Mail article, Nicholson recounts his days of hard partying, but said, “There was always a discipline within my partying structure.”

“I’ve woken up in trees, I’ve woken up almost hanging off cliffs, but I’ve always known how to sort myself out,” he said.

The 73-year-old star said that although he still smokes pot, his days of using hard drugs and alcohol are over.

“The last three times I’ve been in New York filming, I didn’t leave my hotel room for one single night. People won’t believe that, but it’s true. But you adjust your life to your circumstances, and I can spend a lot of time on my own. I think of myself as social, but my friends are always telling me, “‘Jack, you need to get out more.'”

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10 Comments

  1. Anonymous on

    I have a friend who lost his mother last year to a drunk driver. And there was a guy in Jersey ‘named “Lawless,” to boot) who was busted for drunk driving and vehicular manslaughter last year, and he had like 4 other DUI charges on his record. He shouldn’t even be allowed to drive for like 20 years, but he keeps getting released and keeps driving drunk.

  2. Anonymous on

    Prop 19 was a preliminary bill to another bill that we might be able to get passed within the next couple of years. Let it sink in to California that we’re not going down without a fight. ( http://animebrute.org )

  3. Anonymous on

    Everybody that actually read the bill knew it sucked balls and was giving up too many concessions just for “legalization. Fuck that. Come back with a bill that is less restrictive and provides benefits to both growers and users.

  4. Anonymous on

    Get this through your heads whiners. Prop 19 was a shitty bill. Id rather stick with what we got than pass an overly regulated gift to corporations…

  5. Dragon on

    Jack RAWKS!

    LET MY PEOPLE GROW!

    CHEERS ALL!
    😉

  6. Anonymous on

    Jack we desperately need your support as well as the support of other celebrities, and business leaders. We need to legalize marijuana, and start giving drunk drivers punishment that fits the crime! My mother was hit head on by a drunk driver and five months later she still has a bad back, and he only got four hours of community service! Legalize, not legal lies!

  7. Anonymous on

    Jack we desperately need your support as well as the support of other celebrities, and business leaders. We need to legalize marijuana, and start giving drunk drivers punishment that fits the crime! My mother was hit head on by a drunk driver and five months later she still has a bad back, and he only got four hours of community service! Legalize, not legal lies!

  8. jomila on

    Yea that’s what I was saying, where they fuck were all the pot head celebritys at during the prop 19 campaign? Politicians pay them off to?

  9. Pastor Ray Christl THC Ministry on

    I’m NOT one to get impressed with celebrity support,yet my naive students are shocked to realize the extent of famous people who use cannabis.

    Argumentum ad verecundiam is thrown out the window in the culture of hyper-media rich and famous icons. AmeriKa worships icons !

    Ad crumenam (argument to the purse) is what controls Cambodia; meanwhile, the power of celebrity is coming on strong in this developing country.