Oliver Stone Opens Up About His Drug Use
Joe | Jun 14, 2012 | Comments 0
Movie director and screenwriter Oliver Stone has opened up about his drug use in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
Calling marijuana “God’s gift,” Stone continued. “California makes the best in the world now. When I was a kid, it was Vietnamese, it was Thai, Jamaican for a while. All my life I’ve been doing it, off and on. I can stop marijuana. I can [go without it] for weeks and weeks. I’m not addicted, but I enjoy it. I also enjoy alcohol.”
He then moved on to heavy drugs. “Cocaine, I stay away from. But I believe in LSD, mescaline, mushrooms, ayahuasca. You ever heard of ayahuasca? It’s a very strong juice that comes from the rubber trees. Ecstasy is great, too.”
Stone also talked about his experience with prescription medications, saying, “I’ve taken medication, but it doesn’t work for me. I’m not a Prozac person anymore; I’ve already taken too much of that. I feel you have to confront it on a spiritual basis.”
The director of such blockbusters as Platoon, JFK and Born on he 4th of July, Stone is no stranger to controversy and is not known for holding back his opinion. He also wrote the screenplay for the legendary movie Scarface (the Al Pacino version).
Love him or hate him, no one can deny Oliver Stone is an incredibly interesting person.