OK, even we can use a clickbait headline every once in awhile. But we always do it with a higher purpose, which is generally exposing hypocrisy.
In this case, it’s the hypocrisy of celebrated ex-Beatles bassist and songwriter Paul McCartney. Here’s a man who’s accumulated nearly a billion dollars, much of it from his songwriting — which he credits cannabis for helping — and now he claims he’s “setting an example” for his children and grandchildren by not smoking it anymore.
There are just a few problems with this pious rejection of weed. First of all, by his own admission in the Daily Mirror, he actually stopped “a long time ago”…which means this public announcement is merely public relations. Second, he now boasts of having “a glass of red wine or a nice margarita” to replace his previous spliffs. This means he is regularly partaking of ethanol, a drug which many think of as “mostly harmless”, but actually is implicated in over half the violent crime incidents in the UK. In fact, a university study last year found that drinking any amount of alcohol increased the odds of domestic violence, whereas using marijuana did not. I hope his newest wife is listening!
And third…the guy’s 72 years old now. Sometime he’s got to realize that medical cannabis is a senior’s best friend!