While Roseanne Barr is still the same brash, outspoken comedian that made her recognizable the world over, the 63-year-old is also struggling with her health.
Barr, while talking recently with The Daily Beast about the documentary “Roseanne For President!”, admitted that she is going blind. The actress also spoke on how marijuana is helping her with the associated pains and discomforts she’s experiencing.
From Tim Teeman’s interview with Barr, whose stand-up career was launched when she lived in Denver in the early-1980s:
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.
Later on in the interview, Barr talks on cannabis releasing her from “mind control:” “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.”