Movie hunk Johnny Depp will buy marijuana for his kids when they start showing an interest in the drug because he fears street dealers will cheat them.

The liberally-minded actor - and father to LILY-ROSE, four, and baby JACK - is convinced the gesture will help keep his children away from more dangerous drugs.

Depp, married to French actress Vanessa Paradis, says, "Out on the street, you never know what you're getting and suddenly two days later, you're beating yourself in the head with a tennis racket, wearing a towel and quoting POE.

"You don't want that for your kid."

17/07/2003 09:19