Does Danny Glover Smoke Weed?

Danny Glover, not to be confused with Donald Glover, is an American actor and activist who is most notable for his roles in “Lethal Weapon” and “The Color Purple”. In addition to these larger roles, Glover had a number of supporting roles in several movies and TV series. Some of these performances earned him Emmy nominations for “Freedom Song”, “Fallen Angels”, “Lonesome Dove”, and “Mandela” in which he played Nelson Mandela. Before he began his acting career however, he worked on community development in the city administration, eventually making his transition into theater.

In addition to these many TV and film acting roles, Glover is very active in his community, frequently speaking out about issues that he cares about. One of the issues he’s very vocal about and committed to is the war on drugs and legalization of marijuana. This is a very personal issue for Glover, “I come from firsthand experience in my own family. Because I've had brothers that have been arrested for marijuana use." In 2010, Glover joined the “Artists for 64”, a coalition of artists who came together to support California’s Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, a voter initiative for the November 2016 ballot that controls, regulates and taxes responsible adult use, sale, and cultivation of marijuana in California. He was joined by the likes of Olivia Wilde, Rosario Dawson, Jesse Williams, Sarah Silverman, and more. Glover expressed his complete support of Proposition 64, “ Prop. 64 creates a safe, legal system for use of marijuana… . If we truly care about radically reducing the number of people in our jails and prisons for nonviolent recreational use of marijuana; the consequential destabilization to families and communities; and, the crisis of prisoner re-entry into over-policed and economically neglected communities – Prop 64 is an opportunity to send a strong public policy message.”  

 

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I've been covering cannabis for nearly five years, and by now I'm all too accustomed to the impersonal cannabis conference at a stuffy, generic hotel or expo hall, brimming with white guys in suits, and generally lacking in the spirit of well, cannabis. (The woes of legalization, I suppose.) So it was a breath of fresh air when I walked into what felt like a giant atrium in downtown LA for a new kind of cannabis conference. Located in what's called the Valentine Grass Room in an industrial area past the hustle and bustle of the DTLA skyscrapers, Microscopes & Machines (M&M) boasted a diverse array of speakers, from doctors and lawyers to chemists and cultivators on the frontlines of the cannabis industry.

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