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High Times: Academy Award Winner Susan Sarandon Verbalizes Her Support For Marijuana Legalization

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In the August 2015 issue of High Times, Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon once again shows her strong support for marijuana legalization by explaining how important the plant can be for children with seizures and military veterans with PTSD.

Sarandon tells the popular publication, “the world would be a better place” if we ended cannabis prohibition, and that “…it’s absurd that more states haven’t legalized it…It’s an important source of income.” She continues, “You also see the reports on kids who have seizures that are prevented by medical marijuana. You see the relief it gives to vets. It’s also a lovely way to socialize and be with people — and to be with yourself and de-stress.”

Sarandon explained that for her, the effect of marijuana helps her get away from her constantly busy life. She tells High Times, “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 multitask: We get so distracted and so crazy… Smoking helps you to connect again — to be present and conscious. As I’ve explained to my kids, weed helps you take a break from a very busy life. But you’ll never have a really full life if you are stoned constantly from a young age.”

The 68-year-old Sarandon also tells High Times that she never worked under the influence or filmed high, but read scripts high and got a “different perspective.”

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Richard Lowe

Richard Lowe is a 14-year veteran of the financial sector with licenses as a commodity broker (Series 3) and investment advisor representative (IAR Series 65). Along with a focus on raising capital for the firms he was employed with, he also wrote and edited much of the content published by them. He holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts. He has been a longtime advocate for marijuana legalization due to the social injustices associated with marijuana prohibition and the strong potential for the medicinal benefits of cannabis.

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