Andrew Garfield Still Doesn’t Care If You Condemn His Use of Drugs

“I can smoke because it’s just nice. But with hallucinogens…”

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A few years ago, Andrew Garfield did a very enjoyable thing. He, some friends, and his then-girlfriend, Emma Stone, took a trip to Disneyland while under the calming influence of pot brownies and proceeded to have the time of their lives. Splash Mountain! Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride! Peter Pan’s Flight! The Haunted Mansion! We could go on, but you get the gist.

Of course, some people of the world weren’t particularly amused by Garfield going on a drug-induced outing to a family-friendly theme park, and as the actor revealed in new interview with London’s Evening Standard, he just didn’t understand the backlash. “I really recommend it!” he joked about weed-laced treats, before jumping into the hard stuff. “Drugs. The word has such a stigma. I can only really take substances if it’s a ritual. I mean, weed, I can smoke because it’s just nice. But with hallucinogens, I have to do it in a very conscious way in a place where I feel free and safe and can have a freak out if I want to. I want to be able to express my insights.” And in the most perfect segue in recent interview memory, he then compared drugs to acting: “That’s what makes it so beguiling and so addictive. You get to be bigger than what you are. You get to hold more than you do. You get this divine dissatisfaction.”

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Garfield previously recapped his fateful trip to Disneyland with W earlier this year, calling the experience “literally heaven.”

“How about Space Mountain three times in a row. I freaked out on It’s a Small World. I was like, ‘it is—it is a f—ing small world—it’s a f—ing—it’s a really f—ing small world guys, is anyone else seeing how small it is?’,” he said. “Amazing. Amazing… I think I almost bought a Chewbacca backpack, as well, I was that stoned.”