‘This is Your Brain on Drugs’ actor supports legalizing marijuana

If you were a kid in the ’80s or ’90s, you probably remember actor John Roselius as the egg guy from the “This is Your Brain on Drugs” public service announcement.

Now, the face of the 1987 anti-drug campaign is supporting a measure to legalize recreational marijuana in California, Rooster Magazine reports.

“I’m 100 percent behind legalizing it, are you kidding?” Rooster quoted Roselius as saying. “It’s healthier than alcohol. And the violence is 99 percent down from alcohol.”

Roselius  told Rooster he voted yes on California Proposition 64.

According to a new Gallup poll released Tuesday, 60 percent of American adults now support legalizing marijuana. That’s the highest rate in a 47-year trend.

Recreational marijuana use is already legal in Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and the District of Columbia.

In addition to California, voters in four other states will also consider whether to legalize recreational use: Arizona, Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada.

If the measures pass in all five states, the number of Americans living in states where pot use is legal could rise from the current 5 percent to as much as 25 percent, Gallup researchers point out.