The Washington Post had a quick sit-down with actor Wood Harrelson on the eve of his latest film, The Grand. While sipping some herbal tea, Woody talks about poker, movies, legalization of marijuana, and the organic beauty of his home. Here are some highlights:
On whether or not marijuana should be legalized:
“Yes, both should be legal. It seems logical that in a free country you should be able to do whatever you want to do as long as it’s not hurting anyone else. It’s unfortunate that when I started talking about all this — and partly through my own fault — the focus became totally about marijuana, and hemp got marginalized. My whole focus was on a sustainable economy, which we still don’t have. But at least we’re talking more about the melting ice-caps and greenhouse gases. The problem is, nothing’s really changed yet and we live in a society where the economy is based on all these giant industries that are raping Mother Earth.”
On where he currently lives and what he loves about it:
“Mainly in Hawaii, on Maui, in this community of mostly organic farmers. We run off solar and wind and generators if necessary. I’ve been there nine years and it’s Shangri La to me. I have lots of fruit and coconut trees, and every day I swim, I surf, climb coconut trees, play with my kids, eat mangoes. There’s no form to it, which I kind of like.”
Check out the full interview here.