'I smoke weed all the damn time': Keith Richards

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London, March 31 : Rolling Stones rocker Keith Richards refuses to steer clear of drugs completely, admitting that he still smokes marijuana "all the damn time".

The guitarist was addicted to heroin at the height of the legendary band's 1970s glory days.

However, Richards confessed that his bad experiences with drugs haven't dissuaded him from upholding one last illegal vice.

"I smoke my head off. I smoke weed all the damn time. There, you've got it. But that's my benign weed. That's all I take, that's all I do. But I do smoke and I've got some really good hash," The Sun quoted him, as saying.

Keith and Stones singer Mick Jagger were famously arrested in 1967 when police raided Richards' country home in Sussex.

"People thought I was going to die. I never did - as you can see. The drugs? Oh yeah, they were great. "Drugs now... it's a very dodgy subject," he said.

Richards also expressed his resentment towards officials who have banned smoking in public spaces in Britain, Ireland, California and New York.

"This worldwide smoking ban is draconian, socially, politically-correct bullshit. They'll get over it. It's like Prohibition - they tried to stop booze once. Ha! Look what happened. It ruined America," he said.

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