Patrick Stewart uses marijuana every day

Star Wars actor Patrick Steward uses cannabis for treating arthritis.

Popular actor Patrick Stewart has disclosed a fact of his life that he consumes marijuana every day to deal with the symptoms of arthritis.

The 76-year-old actor extended his support behind a Britain-first-research initiative by Oxford University, which aims to explore the various benefits of cannabis-based medicines.

Patrick said in a statement that he uses an ointment, spray and edible marijuana medicine to ease with such a condition.

He 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."

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