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Larry Hagman On LSD: ‘All Our Politicians Should Do It,’ Says ‘I Dream Of Jeannie’/'Dallas’ Actor (VIDEOS)

Travis Walter Donovan :: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 7:00 pm

78-year-old actor Larry Hagman is on a roll lately.

He recently hit headlines for reprising his notorious oil baron character from the 80s show “Dallas,” J.R. Ewing, as a reformed energy pioneer eulogizing renewable resources with the mock-mantra, “Shine, Baby, Shine,” in a new commercial for SolarWorld. Now Hagman lights up CNN with laughter when he talks to Joy Behar about LSD, which he was first introduced to by folk-rock staple David Crosby of Crosby, Stills & Nash.

When Behar asked about Hagman’s experience with LSD, he contemplatively quipped, “Oh…How much time we got?”

After being told that only a minute remained, Hagman seemed to settle with the most succinct summary of his psychedelic journeys: “It took the fear of death away.” It was a serious and honest answer that surprised Behar, but coming from a 78-year-old man who is clearly sane and reasonable, the legitimate affirmation should be one of many reasons to once again open the conversation on mind-altering substances and their beneficial potential — rather than continuing a blanket condemnation of scientific and therapeutic psychedelic research in America.

While legalizing drugs is something conservative politicians should theoretically agree with, Hagman playfully takes the controversy to the next level when he says, “I think it ought to be mandatory that all our politicians should do it, at least once.”

So there it is folks: Heed the wise words of the wise Larry Hagman — solar power and LSD are the future!

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