Brian Cox: I've been smoking marijuana since I was 50Posted by On

Brian Cox started smoking marijuana at the age of 50.

The 74-year-old actor believes the drug – which is legal in several states in the US, including California – is ”wasted on the young”, as he thinks it’s much more beneficial when used in a ”medicinal” form for older people.

He said: ”I didn’t smoke marijuana until I was 50. That was the first time I took it. And I haven’t stopped.

”It’s like motorcycle riding. It’s sort of wasted on the young … I came to motorcycle riding when I was quite old. And the same with drugs. I was very ambitious. I didn’t want anything to get in the way and I was very suspicious.

”It was when I got to 50 and I thought, ‘God I need a rest. I need a break. I need something that will turn me off at the end of the day.’ And of course, that’s perfect. And it’s something I still indulge in. I now have medical marijuana because I’m of such an age that I can do that.”

And whilst the ‘Succession’ star was nervous about trying drugs when he was younger,…

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