Pat Butcher Uses Cannabis Every Day And Thinks It Should Be Legal

If proof were ever needed that ITV's commissioning editors get all of their ideas by pulling random celebrity names and topics out of a big hat, then Pat Butcher, Christopher Biggins, John Fashanu and the blonde one from Birds Of A Feather on a weed-themed US road trip is surely it.

The resulting show, Gone To Pot, was nothing short of a fucking comedic masterpiece and by far one of the funniest things to grace our screens this year.

Credit: ITV / Gone To Pot

Although the show quickly descended into hilarity, the initial premise was for each of the celebs to find out whether medical marijuana would help to alleviate the various ailments they were each suffering from. And for EastEnders' Pam St Clement, it worked an absolute treat.

In fact, Pat Butcher loved huffing on her bong so much (as if I just typed that and meant it), that she has started to take cannabis-infused oils on a daily basis to help with her arthritis

Now the actress wants the drug legalised in the UK so that we can all reap the benefits.

Credit: ITV / Gone To Pot

Speaking to the Mirror, the Eastenders star said: "My joints are no longer stiff, I sleep better, almost jump out of bed and walk longer distances - all things I could never have dreamed six weeks ago.

"I have suffered with polymyalgia rheumatica for the past 10 years. I just woke up with it one day. Until now the only thing that treats it is steroids, which I've become resistant to.

"But Gone To Pot changed my life because when I went to America to find out about how cannabis has been legalised in certain states, I also discovered CBD. And I have to say that it's absolutely wonderful.

"I didn't realise cannabis was such a complex plant with these properties which you can get medical help from."

Although the tablets Pam is currently taking are legal, she is keen to have the drug legalised completely.

Credit: ITV / Gone To Pot

"I am very happy using the drops - ones that are legal. I take them every day under my tongue and they don't give you a high," she continued.

"I was prescribed some in LA but they had THC, which is the hallucinogenic part of marijuana.

"But since I have got back from America I have been taking CBD oil consistently and my limbs feel less stiff and less sore.

"There are things I wasn't able to do before like carrying shopping, walking long distances and going for country walks. For the first time in years, I feel as if I am walking straight and upright.

"I also use a CBD-infused lotion and I rub it all over my back in the evening. It eases everything for any inflammatory condition."

Featured Image Credit: ITV / Gone To Pot

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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