Patrick Stewart uses marijuana ‘several times a day’ to relieve arthritis pain
“Star Trek” actor Sir Patrick Stewart has revealed he uses cannabis to treat his arthritis.
The 76-year-old had painful and distorted hands before seeing a doctor in LA two years ago.
But he says cannabis-based spray, ointment and pills, which he buys legally, are working wonders.
The Brit, who played Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the TV series, 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. 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.”