Actor and marijuana advocate Woody Harrelson — who once applied for a license to run a medicinal weed dispensary from his Hawaiian home — has revealed that his pot-smoking days are behind him. “I am a party animal,” the 55-year-old Oscar nominee told Vulture during an interview published on Monday. “But on the other hand, I haven’t… I’m now extremely moderate, and… I actually stopped smoking pot almost a year ago.”
“[It was] just 30 solid years of just partying too f–ing hard,” Harrelson added. “I don’t have a problem at all with smoking. I think it’s great. I think it’s a great drug, in terms of… Even cops say that the side effect is euphoria. Or the… what do you call it?… The effect of it is euphoria. But when you’re doing it all the time, it just becomes… Well, you know. I feel like it was keeping me from being emotionally available.”
Harrelson will next be seen in “Wilson,” an adaptation of Daniel Clowes graphic novel directed by Craig Johnson (“The Skeleton Twins”) that follows a lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged misanthrope named Wilson (Harrelson) who reunites with his estranged wife (Laura Dern) and gets a shot at happiness when he learns he has a teenage daughter (Isabella Amara) whom he has never met.
The film also features Judy Greer and Cheryl Hines.
“Wilson” has just been rescheduled to enter theaters on March 24 (delayed just a few weeks after its original release date).