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Jim Carrey: Dumb and Dumber About Pot

Jim Carrey says he’s been hooked on weed: "I’ve had an addiction to pot from time to time. A compulsion to it."

In an interview with Howard Stern on Oct. 28, comedian Jim Carrey said he's been addicted to marijuana:

"I've had an addiction to pot from time to time. A compulsion to it. It all stems from how much pressure you're under. If you're under a lot of pressure a joint feels so good to get off the planet that you just might decide to do it for a couple of months. I've had periods of time like that, but I don't create anymore. That's the trouble and that's what's always kept me away from going down that road too far is that I notice I stop painting. Figuratively, I stop creating and I stop being social. I'm like Richard Pryor on fire for the first week. People are crippled by my humor I'm so free, and then I just shut down and I go away. It's no good for me.

'There's this illusion out there that there's nothing addictive about it. The fact is that anything that stimulates your pleasure center of your brain can become addictive. It doesn't have to be a scientific thing, it's a habit-forming thing. If it's in the house, I'll smoke it.'

"There are a lot of people living in quiet desperation with that stuff. Or shit because I'm on Sirius. I've been in programs for pot. But I don't really like the program. I'm not saying it's bad, but I don't like labeling. I don't like saying I'm a drug addict. I don't believe in that." 

Carrey, who hosted SNL on Oct. 26, is promoting Dumber and Dumber Too, which opens Nov. 14.

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Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

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