Patrick Stewart Says He Uses Weed Every Day, And We’re Totally OK With That

Turns out that Professor X is a massive fan of edibles and sprays.


To support that recent Oxford University-led research into medical benefits of marijuana use, Patrick Stewart, best known for playing Professor X in the X-Men movies, has revealed himself to be a frequent marijuana user.

The 76-year-old English actor released a statement in favor of the initiative, citing how medical marijuana has alleviated the chronic pain brought on by 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,” the former Star Trek: The Next Generation star said. 

“This, it would seem, is a genetically-based condition. My mother had badly distorted and painful hands.”

Stewart admittedly prefers to use sprays and consume edibles, rather than smoke mad bowls in the back of Wolverine’s van.


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“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,” stoneyStewart added.

“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. I believe that the ointment and spray have significantly reduced the stiffness and pain in my hands.”

Below, see what happens when those edibles hit Professor X and Jean Grey.


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