Article by Megan Friendman
Woody Harrelson is one of those celebrities—think Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg—who are always associated with marijuana. And for good reason: He’s always been open about smoking it, even partaking with journalists and applying to open a dispensary in Hawaii. But it seems like those days are behind him. Harrelson hasn’t gotten high in nearly a year.
In an interview with Vulture, Harrelson was asked what misconceptions people had about him. “They think I’m a party animal, which … I am a party animal. I mean, that might be one thing. But I am a party animal,” he said. “But on the other hand, I haven’t … I’m now extremely moderate and … I actually stopped smoking pot almost a year ago.”
Harrelson said that “30 solid years of just partying too fucking hard” had made him emotionally unavailable, though he still has no problem at all with marijuana in general. He said staying away has been tough because people around him still smoke.
“Well, like, last night, someone had—not just good herb but sativa; really good sativa. There’s a joint, and beautifully rolled. I like a beautifully rolled … and I just was like, I mean, I’ve gone this long,” he said. “It would be weird to just be like, ‘Okay, let me have a hit off that,’ and then suddenly go back to smoking too much.” Harrelson says he still drinks, but he’s trying to go easy on that, too. So much for opening that pot restaurant with Willie Nelson.