Paul McCartney Reveals Why He Quit Smoking Marijuana

Paul McCartney says he doesn’t smoke weed anymore.

Sir Paul McCartney performs live on stage at The O2 Arena on May 23, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images)
Sir Paul McCartney performs live on stage at The O2 Arena on May 23, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images)

In an interview published Saturday that included the 72-year-old former Beatle standing on his head, McCartney told the Daily Mirror that he gave up marijuana for the sake of his grandchildren:

I don’t do it any more. Why? The truth is I don’t really want to set an example to my kids and grandkids. It’s now a parent thing.

Back then [in the 60’s and 70’s] 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 the Mirror noted, McCartney was introduced to marijuana in 1964 by none other than American music legend Bob Dylan.

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