Sir Patrick Stewart Reveals That He Uses Marijuana Every Day To Battle Illness

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Legalize marijuana? Sir Patrick Stewart says make it so. Sir Patrick Stewart revealed that he uses medical marijuana every day to relieve pan from his arthritis. The 76-year-old “X-Men” actor released a statement to support a new initiative by Oxford University to explore the benefits of cannabis-based medicines and gave an interview to Esquire UK.

Sir Patrick Stewart, or should we say Sir Potrick Stewart, said he uses cannabis-based spray, ointment, and edible marijuana.

“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,” said Stewart. “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,” the “Star Trek” star said. “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.

“The spray very quickly evaporates and leaves my hands quite dry, though with a slight burning or tingling sensation, which is not unpleasant,” he added. “I believe that the ointment and spray have significantly reduced the stiffness and pain in my hands.”

“I can make fists, which was not the case before I began this treatment,” Stewart said.

“I have had no negative side effects from this treatment and the alternative would have been to continue taking NSAID’s, Advil, Aleve and Naproxen, which are known to be harsh on the liver and to cause acid reflux. 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.”

He’s gotta be on that Romulan weed right?

In other Sir Patrick Stewart news, the actor met Ginger the pit bull. Stewart is fostering the pitbull and all parties seem to be having a grand time.