We already knew Joseph Gordon-Levitt was a cool guy. He’s a skilled actor, a talented musician, and he is involved in many projects. How does he get his creative spark? You guessed it. Weed! He says that when he smokes marijuana, he makes creative connections that he wouldn’t otherwise make.
Now, he’s speaking out on how marijuana has helped him and how he believes that marijuana carries a “demonizing stigma” that is not warranted. It’s not always easy being a successful actor and businessman while also being a supporter of marijuana, but Joseph Gordon-Levitt recently starred in a film about a French high-wire artist who walked between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center… so he’s used to walking a fine line. Read the whole article by the Stoner's Cookbook here.
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Still, the stigma persists. Many people see cannabis users as lazy, unsuccessful, and potentially troubled human beings. Where does this dated stoner stereotype come from? We could cast the blame upon television, movies, or newspapers, but we could also act mature and admit our own responsibility for the unfavorable image.