Susan Sarandon Says Weed Helped Her Career, Should Be Legalized Everywhere And Is Better Than Alcohol

Susan Sarandon has become a staunch supporter of marijuana in the past few years and expresses her love for weed once again. The legendary actress gave an interview to High Times Magazine and gushed about all of the positives of the drug.

The 68-year-old actress claims that weed has helped her career. “I’ve never worked high, and I’ve never filmed high,” Sarandon says. “But I’ve read scripts high and gotten a different perspective.”

The Lovely Bones actress believes smoking marijuana is the perfect way to unwind after a busy week as well as a fantastic social lubricant:

“That’s the great thing about smoking weed: if you lead a very, very busy life, for me, it really makes the most of your weekend. It like, triples, your weekends. If you only have certain windows to get high, it allows you to slow down and really be there. It’s really important, because technology has made everybody multi-task: we get so distracted and so crazy… Smoking helps you to connect again – to be present and conscious. It’s also a lovely way to socialize and be with people — and to be with yourself and de-stress.”

If she had her pick of alcohol or weed, she’s getting that sticky icky. “People don’t get mean on weed, don’t beat up their wives on weed, and don’t drive crazy on weed,” the Thelma & Louise actress explained. “They just get hungry, don’t go out of the house, or laugh a lot.”

Here’s a quote from Sarandon in the Huffington Post from back in June 2013.


Her opinion on legalizing it? You can probably guess:

“It’s absurd that more states haven’t legalized it. It’s an important source of income… You also see the reports on kids who have seizures that are prevented by medical marijuana. You see the relief it gives to vets.”

However, she does realize the dangers of being stoned constantly. “As I’ve explained to my kids, weed helps you take a break from a very busy life,” the Oscar winning actress told High Times. “But you’ll never have a really full life if you are stoned constantly from a young age.”

The whole interview will be available in the August edition of High Times Magazine.

P.S. Her dog look high as fuck.