Seth Rogen has admitted that it would be ‘very difficult’ for him to live without marijuana after smoking the drug helped his low-level OCD and Tourettes.
Speaking while appearing on the cover of the May issue of British GQ, the 38-year-old actor said that people are ‘still weird’ with cannabis even though it is legalized for medical use in 35 US states.
Seth also reflected on the international incident that was sparked by his controversial 2014 film The Interview, joking that if the film had been released during Donald Trump’s presidency, he would likely have been sent to North Korea for his ‘execution’.
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Sincere: Seth Rogen has admitted that it would be ‘very difficult’ for him to live without marijuana after smoking the drug helped his low-level OCD and Tourettes.
Seth explained that he has smoked marijuana to alleviate his obsessive compulsive disorder and Tourettes disease, which are low-level but more pronounced in his father.
When asked if he could live without the drug, he said: ‘It would be like saying you can’t wear clothes anymore. It would be a real bummer. It would be very difficult for me to do what I have to do in the world. ‘
“The only stigma of marijuana is that it affects your brain. And people feel weird about it. They don’t like to talk about brain health. ‘
Sincere: The actor said that people are ‘still weird’ about cannabis even though it is legalized for medical use in 35 US states.
Currently, marijuana is legal for medical use in 35 states, including California, Nevada and Vermont, while 15 have also legalized the drug for recreational use.
Seth also confessed that between the ages of 13 and 23 he ‘drank as often as he could without derailing his life in any significant way’ but gradually began to wonder why he needed to drink so much.
He said, ‘Like, why am I passing out on these things and hate myself the next day? And I think I realized that I had been lied to about alcohol and had a place in society for the wrong reasons. ‘
“ Once I felt more comfortable taking other drugs that were more stigmatized and not caring about the harm in terms of someone’s perception of me, there was a point where I realized that I just need to feel comfortable taking a molly’s quarter tab [MDMA] at this party and not drinking and having a much better time.
Shocking: Seth also reflected on the incident sparked by his 2014 film The Interview, joking that if the film was released during Donald Trump’s presidency, he would have been ‘executed’
‘Either eat a little mushroom in this thing or have a [weed] pacifier. The next day I have no hangover. I am not vomiting. It’s much better for me … Actually, you’d better drink some acid than drink.
Following the release of his candid memoir, Seth Rogen Yearbook, the Lion King star also reflected on the release of The Interview, which sparked much controversy when it was released in 2014.
The movie saw Seth and James Franco appear as a television producer and host sent to North Korea to kill Kim Jong-Un, under the deception that they are traveling to the country for an interview with him.
The controversy led Sony Pictures to delay the film’s release and reissue scenes, and most of the theater chains refused to play the film, leading to it being released for digital online rental and limited screenings.
See the full feature in the May issue of British GQ available via digital download and on newsstands Thursday, April 1
Barack Obama, who was president of the United States at the time, did a lot to try to defuse tensions with the North Korean government over the film, and Seth admitted that if Donald Trump had been in the White House, he may not have been. have been so lucky.
He said: ‘They would have sent us to North Korea! Men would have turned up, thrown me in a van, thrown into the back of a bloody cargo plane and parachuted over Pyongyang to be executed. I can’t even imagine it!
Looking back at the film, which he also wrote and co-directed, he added: ‘Well, mostly a lot of comedians have a feeling that they are involved in some kind of controversy, in quotes, but none of that was controversial. .
‘They have experienced a hypothetical controversy of people getting mad at them on Twitter. The president did not hold a press conference on their controversy.
“There were no books, documentaries and classes in the universities dedicated to consequences.”
See the full feature in the May issue of British GQ available via digital download and on newsstands Thursday, April 1.
CANNABIS: THE FACTS
Cannabis is an illegal Class B drug in the UK, which means that possession could result in a five-year prison sentence and those who supply the drug face up to 14 years in prison.
However, the drug is widely used for recreational purposes and can make users feel relaxed and happy.
But smoking it can also lead to feelings of panic, anxiety, or paranoia.
Scientific studies have shown that the drug can alleviate depression, anxiety, and stress, but heavy use can make depression worse in the long run by reducing the brain’s ability to rid itself of bad memories.
It can also contribute to mental health problems among people who already have them, or increase users’ risk of psychosis or schizophrenia, according to research.
Marijuana can be prescribed for medical uses in more than half of the US states, where it is used to combat anxiety, aggression, and trouble sleeping. Researchers are also studying whether it might help people with autism, eczema, or psoriasis.
Cannabis oil containing the psychoactive chemical THC, which is illegal in the UK, is claimed to have cancer-fighting properties, and a 52-year-old woman from Coventry says she recovered from terminal stomach and bowel cancer when take the medicine.