Paul McCartney has admitted to smoking marijuana over the years, but says that he doesn’t do it anymore. In a recent interview with The Daily Mirror, McCartney gave the reason why he stopped “Why? The truth is I don’t really want to set an example to my kids and grandkids. It’s now a parent thing.”
The Beatles spoke about how things have changed and how he can’t act the same way now that he has a family “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.”
McCartney then talked about how he was first introduced to it by Bob Dylan back in 1964 and the effect it had on him “I started thinking for the first time, really thinking” apparently it helped him with the songwriting process. However, now aged 72 Sir Paul says that he doesn’t need it and is feeling fit for his age.
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