McCartney says he’s given up pot now that he’s a granddad


AP

LONDON–Paul McCartney says he has given up marijuana after many years of indulgence and now prefers wine or ��a nice margarita.��

The former Beatle told the Daily Mirror he doesn’t want to set a bad example for his children and grandchildren by using marijuana. He said Saturday his decision is ��a parent thing.��

He says ��the last time I smoked was a long time ago.��

McCartney had been a long-time marijuana user who spent 10 nights in jail after he was arrested trying to enter Japan with a large quantity of the drug in 1980.

The 72-year-old British rock/pop star is fit and has long advocated a vegetarian lifestyle. He continues to perform for adoring crowds worldwide.