Even Superheros Have Limitations: Sir Patrick Stewart Speaks on Medical Marijuana

Whether you know him as the Captain of the Starship or Professor X, Sir Patrick Stewart has made headlines and become our hero once again. Oxford University and Kingsley Capital Partners are about to undertake a £10 million dollar study on the benefits of treating pain, cancer and inflammatory diseases with medical marijuana and Stewart has voiced his opinion loud and clear in support of the study and the cannabis industry as a whole.

“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.”

Stewart inherited the same genetic condition that badly distorted his mother’s hands. In a recent interview with the Daily Telegraph he explained in detail how cannabis based products prescribed by a doctor have helped with his ortho-arthritis. “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.” He continued to explain that the benefits of cannabis are superior to the current pain medications available. “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.”

Stewart turns to the marijuana industry on a daily basis. With ointment, spray and edibles his arthritis pain has subsided, he can use his hands and he now gets the sleep that he needs. Like Stewart 54.4 million people have been diagnosed with arthritis in the U.S. according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many of those diagnosed suffer from limitations in their daily activities because of a condition that only gets worse with age.

Between his recent interview with The View where he claimed to be applying to become a U.S. citizen to fight back against our current president’s reign and this endorsement of the first program of its kind for the U.K., this is one knight in shining green armour we can get behind.

“An important step forward for Britain in a field of research that has for too long been held back by prejudice, fear and ignorance.”

 

 

Luna Reyna

Luna Reyna believes in the power of journalistic activism and social responsibility. As a writer with DOPE, she tackles many social justice topics that often do not receive the coverage they deserve within the cannabis industry, as well as issues of inclusivity regarding race, gender, class and the LGBTQ communities (to name a few). Luna is also the editor for a magazine called Earthlings Entertainment, serving everywhere from British Columbia on down the north west and pushing east as the progression continues. Earthlings Entertainment challenges the status quo through artistic expression and creative inspiration. EE is committed to curating, highlighting, and sharing only the most intelligent, intriguing, original, and downright edgy releases in Hip Hop and the genres that Hip Hop is a progression of, as well as the umbrella of Electronic music and its sub genres. She also works with The Colossal Collective, a rad group of creative creatures that design larger-than life-puppets you may have seen at one music festival or another.
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