Sir Patrick Stewart admits to being a daily user of medicinal marijuana

In a statement to Oxford University supporting the use of cannabis-based treatments, Sir Patrick Stewart has admitted to using the drug medicinally for the last two years.

The chrome-domed Shakespearean legend spoke out on his own struggles with arthritis, and how it was medicinal marijuana treatment which finally helped him quell the symptoms.

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If a knight of the crown can do it, why can’t we all? Patrick Stewart has outwardly admitted his daily treatment with medical marijuana products.

You can read the full statement from Stewart below:

“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.”

“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. 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.”

Via NME.