Susan Sarandon on Marijuana, Mushrooms and LSD

Susan Sarandon: "People don’t get mean on weed, don’t beat up their wives on weed and don’t drive crazy on weed." (AARP)

Move over Miley Cyrus. Actress Susan Sarandon has become the most newsworthy female Top CelebStoner. Check out her latest comments about recreational drugs.

On Mushrooms and Ayahuasca: I’m not new to the idea of mushrooms. I don’t really like chemical things, really. I’ve done ayahuasca and I’ve done mushrooms and things like that. But I like those drugs in the outdoors - I’m not a city-tripper…  I like doing it in the Grand Canyon, or in the woods. You want to be prepared and not have responsibilities. It does remind you of your space in the universe - your place in the universe - and reframe things for you. I think you can have some very profound experiences.

On LSD: Timothy Leary was a friend of mine, so that acid was nice and pure, but I’m not really looking for chemicals, and I don’t like to feel speedy.

On Marijuana: It will be legal everywhere, and that will cause a very interesting tipping point. Certainly, if more people were smoking instead of drinking, people don’t get mean on weed, don’t beat up their wives on weed and don’t drive crazy on weed. They just get hungry, don’t go out of the house or laugh a lot. I think it would make for a much more gentle world… There’s never been a death by marijuana. And the money spent to incarcerate people, the money spent on the drug war and the fact that cartels are running wild, it’s crazy.

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.