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Sir Patrick Stewart Reveals That He Uses Medical Marijuana

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Sir Patrick Stewart Reveals That He Uses Medical Marijuana

Sir Patrick Stewart has revealed that he blazes it 24/7/365.

Well, actually he just uses an ointment, a spray and an edible form of marijuana to treat his arthritis, but it's more fun to imagine him packing a Starship Enterprise-shaped bong while listening to Afroman, isn't it?

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He's revealed his habits as he announced his support of an Oxford University research initiative into the benefits of medicinal cannabis.

In a statement obtained by the Mail, he said: "Two years ago, in Los Angeles, I was examined by a doctor and given a note which gave me legal permission to purchase, from a registered outlet, cannabis-based products, which I was advised might help the ortho-arthritis in both my hands.

"This, it would seem, is a genetically-based condition. My mother had badly distorted and painful hands.

"I purchased an ointment, spray and edibles. The ointment, while providing some relief from the discomfort, was too greasy to use during daytime and so I only use it at night.

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"It helps with sleep as the pain was reduced. The spray, however, is much more usable and I spray my fingers and particularly my thumb joints several times a day."

He said that he's found the drug to be quite effective, with a significant reduction in the amount of stiffness and pain in his hands.

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He can also now 'make fists' in a way that he couldn't prior to the treatment.

Speaking about any side effects, he revealed: "I have had no negative side effects from this treatment and the alternative would have been to continue taking NSAIDs, Advil, Aleve and Naproxen, which are known to be harsh on the liver and to cause acid reflux.

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"This is an important step forward for Britain in a field of research that has for too long been held back by prejudice, fear and ignorance.

"I believe this programme of research might result in benefits for people like myself as well as millions of others."

Captain's log, star date 4:20.

Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: 420, Marijuana, weed

Mel Ramsay
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