Morgan Freeman says marijuana laws are 'stupid'

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Morgan Freeman is one of the most respected, credentialed actors of our age, so when it came time for Newsweek to interview him on the occasion of the release of The Dark Knight Rises, what do they ask him about? His stance on the legalization of marijuana. And as we all know, he's for it.

"Marijuana! Heavens, oh yeah. It's just the stupidest law possible, given history," he told the magazine. "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 win! We could make zillions, just legalize it and tax it like we do liquor. It's stupid."

There you have it, folks. We can fix the deficit in one fell swoop. Freeman played God, after all, so he's qualified to tell us all what to do. Good luck getting all those weedheads to file their tax returns, though.

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