Scots actor Brian Cox smokes cannabis to deal with the 'idiocy' of politics – Daily Record

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One of Scotland’s most famous actors has said he smokes cannabis as a way of dealing with the “idiocy” of politics.

Brian Cox, who was named ‘best actor’ at the Golden Globes for his role in HBO’s Succession, spoke of the “wonderful world of cannabis”.

Dundee-born Cox is a Labour backer who is also a strong supporter of Scottish independence .

The 73-year-old was one of the celebrities who appeared at the Yes launch in 2012.

In an interview with the Guardian, Cox, who played Logan Roy in Succession, was asked about his use of cannabis.

He said: “It’s absolutely great and I recommend it to everyone – get stoned!”

“It does make the politics easier to bear. It’s a way of dealing with idiocy.”

Cox added: “I didn’t start until I was 50. I was very against it, actually. You know, I got married at 21 to an upper-middle-class English girl – well, with Scots parentage, but you know English Scots are the most English! Hahaha.

“Then when I was 50, I realised I missed out on what was going on with young people because I was so square, and I was working so hard. So I discovered the wonderful world of cannabis.”

He said of last month’s general election result: “Ach! The Brits are so feudal. They don’t listen to a civil servant like Jeremy Corbyn, but they will listen to a windbag Tory like Johnson. And my country has suffered for it.”

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