James Franco says pot isn’t so bad

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Pineapple Express heartthrob James Franco is opening up about playing a goofy marijuana dealer and how he feels about smoking pot.

“I don’t consider weed to be any worse than having a beer,” he told AOL’s Moviefone, adding that he first got stoned watching the film Dumb and Dumber.

Franco, 30, stars opposite Seth Rogan who, in the film, plays a stoner who witnesses a cop commit murder. The two characters spend the rest of the movie on the run from police.

Rogan, 26, says he related more to Franco’s character in Pineapple Express than he did to Katherine Heigl’s character in Knocked Up.

“I’ve never gotten a girl pregnant before, but I have had a weed dealer that I couldn’t get rid off.” he joked. Rogan also revealed that the film Friday with Ice Cube and Chris Tucker “made me want to get high,” and that the film’s title is actually named after a type of premium marijuana.

Ahh, the things you learn!



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Thursday, August 7th, 2008 at 12:12pm
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August 7th, 2008 at 1:39 pm

what a loser

August 7th, 2008 at 2:46 pm

I know Franco graduated from UCLA, but he must have not have been pay attention to this coursework. Pot is actually worse than beer or any type of liquor. It gets into your bloodstream faster, and this is way to promote drugs to teenagers watching your movies.

August 7th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

I totally disagree, Idiot. How many people get crazy on pot and kill people in automobile wrecks or commit murder? Pretty much none. Do the research. Pot is DEFINITELY not worse than liquor or beer.

August 10th, 2008 at 12:16 am

You can’t judge something that has a bad reputation for NO reason. Unless you’ve done it personally, there’s nothing you can say to be against it. I feel like drinking alcohol is worse.

March 1st, 2011 at 8:57 am

you can still be in control under the influence of pot just ask yourself this. how many people have you known that were smoking and driving and killed or caused an accident? or pot poisoning? it has even been proved that when drinking if smoking pot reduces the damage done to the liver. so before anyone goes out and says anything do your research and know what you are talking about.

March 16th, 2011 at 12:47 pm

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August 29th, 2011 at 3:12 pm

If you still think weed is worse than alcohol, you’re an ignorant piece of crap.

Go watch The Union. All the facts and proof (scientific research) are posted in the credits if you want to check for yourself.

You can’t overdose on weed, no matter how much you smoke, impossible.
It’s not physically addictive.

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