Roseanne Barr: I Am Going Blind, But Marijuana Helps Me

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Roseanne Barr has recently revealed how she is coping with losing her sight due to macular degeneration and glaucoma, explains why she believes marijuana can help free people from “mind control”, and discusses her pessimism about Hillary Clinton’s as President. 

In an exclusive interview with The Daily Beast, they report:

I had asked why she was such a fan of marijuana, which we see her smoking in the film, and which she claims is excellent for releasing us from “mind control.” Obviously she wants it legalized.

“It’s a good medicine, you know,” she says.

For pain, I ask.

“I have macular degeneration and glaucoma, so it’s good for me for that because I have pressure in my eyes. It’s a good medicine for a lot of things.”

Will the macular degeneration ultimately leave you blind, I ask.

“Yeah,” Barr replies, flatly.

Have her doctors given her any kind of time frame on when that will come to pass?

“As a documentary movie of her 2012 presidential run is released, Roseanne Barr talks about political game-playing, fame, mortality, and why a Hillary Clinton win wouldn’t be as symbolic as many hope.

“No, they can’t. My vision is closing in now,” Barr says, making a narrowing motion with her hands near her eyes. “It’s something weird. But there are other weird things. That one’s harsh, ’cause I read a lot, and then I thought, ‘Well, I guess I could hire somebody to read for me and read to me.’ But I like words and I like looking. You do what you have to do. I just try and enjoy vision as much as possible—y’know, living it up. My dad had it, too.”

And she believes pot releases us from mind control, in what way? “It’s expansive. It opens your mind. You’re like,”—she looks up—“Wow, you’re in awe. You look up into the stars. It makes you wonder. It doesn’t close that down.”

“Mind control,” and “they” (meaning, amorphously it seems, the corrupted political elite and their associates), she refers to a lot.

Read more: Roseanne Barr on Losing Her Sight, Smoking Weed, Rejecting Feminism, and Not Voting For Hillary