Longtime cannabis advocate and consumer Woody Harrelson surprised fans earlier this year when he announced that he was giving up marijuana. But now it looks more like he was actually taking a hash hiatus rather than quitting cannabis.
"I actually stopped smoking pot almost a year ago," Harrelson told Vulture last March, adding that he needed a break after "30 solid years of just partying too fucking hard." The announcement came as a surprise since Harrelson has been one of the most visible and outspoken members of the cannabis community. Over the years, he's narrated a pro-legalization documentary, recorded a pot song with Ziggy Marley and even got arrested for planting hemp.
So when he stopped by 'The Late Show' last night, host Stephen Colbert had to ask if he was serious about the marijuana moratorium.
"I heard you don't smoke weed anymore. Is that true?" he asked.
"I don't smoke weed any less," Harrelson said. "No, I did. I quit smoking...this morning. I'll pick it up after this [interview]."
Harrelson was even more coy at the end of the chat when Colbert brought up the issue again after the star of 'War for the Planet of the Apes' had trouble sitting in his chair on set. "So you don't smoke weed anymore?" Colbert wondered when Harrelson had trouble sitting in his chair.
"You don't have to smoke a brownie dude. You know what I'm saying?"