Actor James Garner, whopassed awayyesterday in California at 86, was a big fan of marijuana.
“I don’t know where I’d be without it,” he wrote in his2011 memoir,The Garner Files. “It opened my mind to a lot of things, and now its active ingredient, THC, relaxes me and eases my arthritis pain.”
Garner starred in such TV shows asMaverickandThe Rockford Files, and also appeared indozens of movies. Born in 1928 in Norman, Oklahoma, the handsome actor (nee James Bumgarner), who beared a resemblance to Rock Hudson, said he started using pot in his late teens (“I smoked for about 50 years”), which would place him lighting up in the late ’40s. “I drank to get drunk but ultimately didn’t like the effect,” Garner noted. “Not so with grass. Grass is smooth. It had the opposite effect from alcohol: it made me more tolerant and forgiving…
‘After decades of personal research and observation, I’ve concluded that marijuana should be legal and alcohol should be illegal.‘
Garner had heart surgery in 1988 and a stroke in 2008. He was 86.
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