Paul McCartney Quits On Marijuana Because Of His Kids

June 1, 2015

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If there is something we’re sure celebrities have, it’s their unfailing ability to surprise us.

Whether it’s breakups, hook-ups, pregnancies, or lashing out, it’s always interesting when famous people reveal something we never knew they did.

In this case, Paul McCartney, member of the famous The Beatles rock band, recently admitted to both smoking and quitting on marijuana.

The 72-year-old musician was talking to the Daily Mirror when he said: “I don’t do it anymore. Why? The truth is I don’t really want to set an example to my kids and grandkids. It’s now a parent thing.”

He then continued: “Back then I was just some guy around London having a ball, and the kids were little so I’d just try and keep it out of their faces. Instead of smoking a spliff I’ll now have a glass of red wine or a nice margarita. The last time I smoked was a long time ago.”

As McCartney explains, he got his first taste of marijuana back in 1964, when Bob Dylan offered him some. He claims that the drug actually helped him focus, aiding in his songwriting and thinking processes to such degree that he became a regular user.

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However, Paul McCartney is in his early 70’s with five children and eight grandkids. We could easily say it would be irresponsible of him to smoke weed, but he decided to set a good example for the youth by quitting on marijuana. Way to go, Paul!

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