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27th Jul 2015

Start Me Up with an “early morning joint”, says Keith Richards


He defines the term ‘rock star’ so of course Keith Richards starts his day with “an early morning joint”.

The Rolling Stones guitarist has confessed he still regularly smokes cannabis and is pleased more US states are legalising the drug.

He revealed: “I smoke regularly, an early morning joint. Strictly Californian. One of the most pleasant things to watch is a map of America (showing States where cannabis is legal), where it goes, green…green…green.

“Whether it’s a good thing in the long run, I don’t know.”


However, Richards, 71, who is married to model and actress Patti Hansen, 59, doesn’t dabble in any stronger substances, not any longer anyway.

Asked if he still drinks alcohol, he told MOJO magazine, “I like to keep my hand in,” but insisted, “Other than that, I’m pretty straight.”