Oliver Stone’d

Oliver-Stone-has-been-smoking-marijuana-since-the-1960sAspiring filmmakers dream of days when their name has earned them the respect that Oliver Stone‘s has. The writer-director won three Academy Awards and gave audiences such hits as 1982’s Scarface, 1987’s Wall Street and 1986’s Platoon. What casual fans may not know about Stone is his unapologetic views towards marijuana use.

Smoking in Vietnam and beyond

Fans may not know that Stone was an infantryman in Vietnam. He’s been smoking regularly since those days, acknowledging that Vietnam, Thailand, Jamaica or any other countries don’t produce the same “quality” of marijuana as the United States.

“There’s good weed everywhere in the world, but my God, these Americans are brilliant,” Stone said, last year, in an interview with the Huffington Post. “It can be done. It can be done legally, safely, healthy, and it can be taxed and the government can pay for education and stuff like that. Also, you can save a fortune by not putting kids in jail.”

Stone’s influence on peers

Last year, Stone’s film Savages was released. The story followed two California marijuana dealers as they ventured to save their “shared girlfriend” from a ruthless drug cartel. It seems Stone’s opinions shared by the actors that star in his films. Actress Salma Hayek talked about the legalization of marijuana.

“Yeah, marijuana, if it’s legalized and controlled,” Hayek said. “Some of the other drugs that are on the market are really, really dangerous. The legal drugs. That your doctor can prescribe. And they can kill you with it slowly.”

Opinion Leaders

Stone isn’t new the game. He knows that his opinions can influence people simply by being in the spotlight, but as we said before, this is a man who has been in the spotlight for years.

We ask that people who follow Stone and other celebrities think critically about what they say. We don’t want you getting into trouble because Oliver Stone advocates marijuana use. People seem to overlook the dangers of marijuana use, claiming it isn’t harmful when it really is.

Be informed. Be proactive. Just because Oliver Stone says it’s okay, doesn’t mean it is.

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51 Comments to “Oliver Stone’d”

  1. Northwestern Extract 16 April 2013 at 5:58 pm #

    It is always important to have your own thoughts, and it is important to check your own opinions before taking on someone else’s.

  2. TITLE Boxing Club Brandon 17 April 2013 at 4:43 pm #

    Oliver Stone is a brilliant talent. His ideas and opinions don’t stand for anyone else but his own, that’s the real beauty of freedom of speech. No matter if you agree of not, we all know he can make a pretty good movie.

  3. ARCpoint Labs of Greenville NC 18 April 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    I think it would be best if celebrities didn’t voice their opinions about these issues.

  4. A&D Heating and Cooling 18 April 2013 at 10:33 pm #

    Oliver Stone has made some very memorable movies. He’s definitely one of the best at his trade. This doesn’t mean that we need to believe in everything he says. He’s entitled to his beliefs, as we all are.

  5. Raynor Garage Doors 19 April 2013 at 2:38 pm #

    Even though this is shocking, marijuana use is becoming more popular. It is not as shocking with the legalizations that are happening.

  6. ARCpoint Labs of South Charlotte 23 April 2013 at 8:33 pm #

    This is a guy that many people will listen to and seriously consider his opinion on the subject.

  7. Fletcher, Rohrbaugh, & Chahine 24 April 2013 at 9:44 pm #

    There are many celebrities out there who have been in his shoes, and continue to follow the path. It’s one thing to support what you believe, it’s another entirely to follow blindly. He does make some rather memorable movies though!!!

  8. ARCpoint Labs of Altamonte Springs 25 April 2013 at 3:34 pm #

    People look up to celebrities as thought leaders in our country, they should be more careful about what they say.

  9. ARCpoint Labs of Golden Valley 25 April 2013 at 5:31 pm #

    I love his movies but I don’t love his views on marijuana.

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