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Woody Harrelson Gives Up Pot After 30 Years

In an interview with Vulture, longtime marijuana advocate and well-known actor admits that he hasn't smoked pot in almost a year.

During his interview he fits the stereotype of being stoned. While opting to lie on his king-sized bed instead of sitting in the chair his publicist provided, he spoke in between long pauses with his Texas drawl floating in the air like smoke from a joint.  

But that's just how Woody Harrelson is.

“I am a party animal,” said Harrelson, who stars in the new film Wilson, out March 24. “But on the other hand, I’m now extremely moderate, and … I actually stopped smoking pot almost a year ago.”

He admits to still drinking moderately and going out for a good time, but refrains from relapsing.

“[It was] 30 solid years of partying too f—ing hard,” he said. “I feel like it was keeping me from being emotionally available.”

This may come as a surprise to some, because of his decades-long history supporting the legalization of marijuana.

Though his request was denied, in April 2016, Harrelson was one of the first to apply to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Hawaii, just months after he state's Department of Health approved the production of medical marijuana.

In 1996, Harrelson was charged with marijuana possession after planting hemp seeds in Kentucky to challenge a state law that refused to differentiate between marijuana and hemp. He was later cleared of charges.

What do you think about his decision to quit?

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