Weed is the new cash crop in America, as its inhabitants are creating new business in states where the natural drug is deemed legal by law. With political and moral opposition teeming in the masses, it is really cool to learn that there is one person who sees no problem with getting a little lifted from time-to-time.
Professor Charles Xavier, better known around the world as Sir Patrick Stewart, has come out in favor of medical marijuana. The 76-year-old actor and all-around fly human being shared that he uses medical cannabis to help ease the pain of his arthritis. “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,” Patrick said in a released statement to support a new initiative by Oxford University.
“This, it would seem, is a genetically-based condition. My mother had badly distorted and painful hands.”
Sir Patrick might not be sharing joints with Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart, but he is using sprays, ointments and edibles to help with his condition. “The ointment, while providing some relief from the discomfort, was too greasy to use during daytime and so I only use it at night.” What should make cannabis advocates excited was when Sir Patrick talked about the side effects of using cannabis as a medical treatment. “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. I believe this program of research might result in benefits for people like myself as well as millions of others.”
Go head, Sir Patrick, and get your bud on, brother.
H/T: Oregon Live