Woody Harrelson Goes Cannabis-Free

Actor Woody Harrelson has sworn off cannabis, although he maintains it’s “a great drug.”

Harrelson told Vulture that he hasn’t smoked cannabis in nearly a year, citing “30 solid years” of partying for his decision quit. “I am a party animal,” the Oscar nominee said. “But on the other hand, I haven’t… I’m now extremely moderate, and… I actually stopped smoking pot almost a year ago.”

He also said he felt cannabis was “keeping me from being emotionally available.”

Harrelson was arrested in 1996 for planting hemp seeds in Kentucky in order to challenge a state law. He also once served on the board of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws). He also once applied to open a medical cannabis dispensary in Hawaii.

Harrelson, however, still supports cannabis. “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,” he said. “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. I really don’t want this interview to turn into a whole thing about that.”