Patrick Stewart, who is best known for his role in "X-Man," recently revealed that he uses Marijuana every day. This famous actor has a good reason for marijuana use as he needs it for medical purpose.

This 76-years-old veteran actor has dealt with arthritis for several years, and just two years ago, he was given the permission to use cannabis for his medical condition.

Marijuana helps Patrick Stewart with sleep and pain reduction

Stewart explained that he was examined by a doctor two years ago and given the note which gives him a legal permission to buy cannabis-based products from registered stores. The actor said he suffers from ortho-arthritis, which seems to be a genetically-based illness as his mother suffers from it as well.

"I purchased an ointment, spray, and edibles. The lotion 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," said Stewart of his cannabis use.

Every other treatment has side effects for Stewart

The 76-year old actor pointed out that other treatments for his illness have side effects that could cause damage to his liver and acid reflux. However, the use of cannabis has not had any side effects to his system. The only problem is that this method of treatment is frowned upon and many people are against it.

Patrick Stewart, who recently made the news for his stance against the US President Donald Trump, hopes that this method of treatment will soon become popular among general population.

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He thinks that this is a big step forward for the United Kingdom when it comes to research of cannabis-based treatments, which has been unavailable for too long for the public.

The legendary actor, who was born in Britain but lives in the USA, is now one of the best promoters of British medicine and medical use of cannabis. At the end, he pointed out that this program of research could result in benefits for many people who live worldwide but suffer from same illness as he does.