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Woody Harrelson Gives Up Pot After '30 Solid Years’

55-year-old actor says he’s partied too hard

Woody Harrelson, now 55 years old

AP/Chris Pizzello

Even though he has quit, Woody Harrelson says he has nothing bad to say about marijuana.

Woody Harrelson, 55, has given up marijuana after decades of what he calls partying too hard.

The actor is one of Hollywood's most well-known marijuana enthusiasts. Harrelson tells Vulture that he hasn't smoked pot in nearly a year.

He cites "30 solid years" of partying for his decision to quit. He also says he felt like the drug was "keeping me from being emotionally available." Still, he has nothing bad to say about marijuana, which he calls "a great drug."

The 55-year-old says he still drinks alcohol in moderation.

Harrelson was arrested in 1996 for planting hemp seeds in Kentucky in order to challenge a state law. Hemp is a relative of marijuana but has a lower concentration of THC, the substance that makes pot smokers high.

Harrelson is currently promoting his new movie “Wilson.” In it, he plays the title character, a lonely middle-aged man who tracks down his ex-love, played by Laura Dern, who left him 17 years earlier. She tells him he has a teenage daughter. Harrelson is also filming the not-yet-titled Han Solo spinoff movie slated for release in 2018.

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