Sometimes, the smallest gesture goes a long way. Mark Ruffalo is somehow both a prolific actor and Twitter user—we thought that when we saw his tweet last week where he took a pro-cannabis stance.
Stop fracking, grow weed. https://t.co/eYfyFPmQLC
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) January 11, 2018
Now, this isn’t a game-changing tweet by any means. Because we’ve experienced many celebrities jumping aboard the pro-cannabis bandwagon as of late, but only offering simple comments like, “Yeah I think they should legalize it.”
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It helps, but doesn’t educate people on the financial and health benefits of legalizing cannabis. So Ruffalo—an Avenger, no less—tweeting “grow cannabis” in reference to a Washington Post that promotes “[l]egalizing marijuana nationwide would create at least 132 billion in tax revenue and more than a million new jobs” is a comment that makes an impact. It also isn’t the first time Ruffalo has publicly stood on the pro-cannabis side.
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— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) February 17, 2016
He also once told a funny anecdote on the Graham Norton Show about accidentally smoking marijuana on stage. Without naming names, Ruffalo mentions a “young actor” replacing a fake prop joint with a real one on stage, and Ruffalo inhaled it good.