Seth Rogen Advocates for Cannabis Normaliztion

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"“I smoke weed all day and every day and have for 20 years. For me, it’s like glasses or shoes. It’s something I need to navigate my life.”"

According to Seth Rogen, the current life would be totally different without weed.

“Every creative decision you’ve ever seen me make throughout my entire life has been made after smoking weed,” Rogen, the Canadian said recently while promoting his latest film, An American Pickle.

Recently, in an interview with the Canadian Press, he again supported the cannabis by saying“I smoke weed all day and every day and have for 20 years. For me, it’s like glasses or shoes. It’s something I need to navigate my life.”

He said over the years people around him had been conveying cannabis stigmas to him, trying to make him ashamed. Now he has married and is satisfied with his current life. It turns out the stigmas he is told before has not come true.

For Rogen, highlighting how cannabis has helped fuel his creative process is necessary work in the continued battle against cannabis stigma.

Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen

Rogen was also acutely aware of the improper enforcement of marijuana laws and used his platform to promote the expungement of the people convicted of marijuana.

“Canadians deserve freedom, not forgiveness,” Rogen captioned an Instagram post last year while promoting the Campaign for Cannabis Amnesty, a non-profit working towards cannabis justice and equity in Canada.

Rogen has lent his voice to similar campaigns in the U.S., including narrating a video for National Expungement Week.

“Seventy-seven million people in the United States have a criminal record…  and a large amount of these records are for minor offences and seriously impede millions of people’s ability to live, restricting access to jobs, housing, education, and the right to vote,” he said last year. “It doesn’t help them and it doesn’t help this country.”

In Canada, Rogen is also advocating for cannabis use to be normalized and he says“There’s a reason that we don’t buy alcohol illegally anymore. It’s because no one has any incentive to sell illegally because they made it very easy to sell alcohol,” he said. “The beer industry has been enabled to thrive in a way that the cannabis industry has not right now and until they are the same, the black market will continue to thrive.”

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