Ben Affleck Describes His ‘Bad Experience’ With Marijuana as a Teen

Ben Affleck did not enjoy smoking marijuana.

The 48-year-old actor opened up about the experience in the new book Alright, Alright, Alright: The Oral History of Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused.

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The actor, who starred in the 1993 movie, said he didn’t join the stars to do drugs or drink much.

“I had a bad experience with marijuana at 15. I had a dissociative panic attack. So I only smoked weed if everyone else was smoking and I had to sort of Bill Clinton it and fake it. I didn’t really like marijuana,” he said.

“I also wasn’t a very heavy drinker then. I became an alcoholic much much later and I’m in recovery now, so that was a whole different time. I was a little nervous, like should we be drinking before we’re working tomorrow? Some people were actually drinking and stoned at work,” he continued.

He also talked about the stars going to shooting ranges.

“Texas had extremely lax gun laws and most of us came from states where it was next to impossible to buy guns and part of the newfound freedom being down there was a bunch of us bought guns and went shooting at ranges on weekends, which seemed fun and innocent at the time, but given the subsequent tragedies with young people and guns, it makes me uncomfortable to remember.”

He was recently spotted filming something for a project with his girlfriend, Ana de Armas.

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