Seth Rogen admits he smokes cannabis 'all day every day' claiming it's healthier than alcohol

·Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
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Seth Rogen told Bill Turnbull he smokes cannabis every day. (ITV)
Seth Rogen told Bill Turnbull he smokes cannabis every day. (ITV)

Seth Rogen has admitted he smokes cannabis "all day every day" and believes it is better for his body than alcohol.

The Hollywood actor – famous for writing and starring in stoner comedy movies such as Pineapple Express – appeared on Good Morning Britain to talk a out his memoir Yearbook and was asked by presenter Bill Turnbull about his drug use.

Rogen, 39, admitted: "I do, I smoke cannabis all day every day. I have for the last 25 years or so I would say.

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"It's something that is intrinsic to my day to day functionality."

UNSPECIFIED - OCTOBER 21: In this screengrab, host and HFC founder Seth Rogen speaks during Hilarity For Charity's Head To Head Virtual Game Night, hosted by Seth Rogen, presented by Biogen, on October 21, 2020. Hilarity For Charity's Head To Head Virtual Game Night is a 70s-themed fundraiser benefitting Alzheimer’s awareness. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for Hilarity for Charity)
Seth Rogen believes cannabis is healthier than alcohol. (Getty Images for Hilarity for Charity)

The Knocked Up star went on: "I personally think alcohol - and I know this is the last thing British people want to hear - but on the grand scale of things we put in our bodies to intoxicate or remove ourselves from our normal baseline of functionality, alcohol is not a good one.

"It's high in calories, it gives you a hangover. There are other things we can be putting in our bodies that have less calories and don't make you feel bad the next day, but they are much more stigmatised than alcohol."

And he believes the stereotype that those who smoke cannabis are lazy is rooted in racism.

Rogen said: "The idea that people who smoke weed are lazy or that if you smoke weed all day you're problematic or there's something wrong with you is just not true and it's mostly based on racist lies told by people many years ago that we still unfortunately believe for the most part."

Seth Rogen doing what Seth Rogen does best in Pineapple Express (Image by Sony)
Seth Rogen smoking marijuana in Pineapple Express. (Sony)

Cannabis has been decriminalised in many US states, including California, where Rogen lives. He is very open about his drug use and has in the past posted imagery of his drug paraphernalia on social media.

TV presenter Turnbull, 65, was diagnosed with incurable advanced prostate cancer in 2017 and has campaigned for the legalisation of cannabis in the UK for medicinal purposes.

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The former BBC Breakfast host ingested cannabis via a vape pen as part of a Channel 4 documentary about living with cancer.

Turnbull has said he now takes CBD oil, which is legal in the UK, avoiding THC which is the psychoactive compound in cannabis.

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