Almost 30 years ago, actor John Roselius filmed the now-iconic “This Is Your Brain on Drugs” PSA for the Partnership for a Drug-Free America. Today, Roselius says he’s still sometimes recognized as the “Egg Guy”—and is voting “yes” on a California ballot measure legalizing recreational marijuana.
“I’m 100 percent behind legalizing it, are you kidding?” Roselius told Rooster Magazine. “It’s healthier than alcohol. And the violence is 99 percent down from alcohol.”
One of the most recognizable voices against drug abuse speaking in favor of recreational pot serves as a telling sign of the rapidly shifting attitudes about the substance in America, where over 61 percent of people now support legalization. In August, however, the federal government decided to reaffirm marijuana’s status as a Schedule I narcotic (like heroin) with “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.”
Ironically, Roselius says he was struggling with alcoholism when the famous anti-drug ad was recorded, leaving his memories of the “Any Questions?” spot hazy. Now, he has a different question for America.
“You ever noticed when you smoked weed, how music is?” said Roselius. “I was smoking a joint, and I was listening to a stereo and I thought I was the drum. And I’m laughing and laughing and I’m happy. I’m the drum. I’m the drum! You understand? And nobody was punching anybody in the face or calling you an m-f’er.”