For around fifty years, James Garner was a leading actor in television and film. Turns out he was also smoking marijuana during that entire time and he had this to say about that in his memoir:
I started smoking marijuana in my late teens. I drank to get drunk but ultimately didn’t like the effect. Not so with grass. Grass is smooth. It had the opposite effect from alcohol: it made me more tolerant and forgiving. …
I smoked marijuana for 50 years. I don’t know where I’d be without it. It opened my mind to a lot of things, and now it’s active ingredient, THC, relaxes me and eases my arthritis pain. I’ve concluded that marijuana should be legal and alcohol should be illegal. But, good luck with that.
The immensely popular Garner died this past week at 86. May he rest in peace.