Olivia Newton-John receives the use of ‘magical, miracle’ Medicinal Cannabis
The Grease star was in Australia to raise money for her wellness centre when she talked to 60 Minutes about her use of the drug to treat the symptoms of her breast cancer. Let’s get medicinal, says Olivia Newton-John, who has spoken out about the use of medicinal cannabis on a recent visit to Australia. “I will do what I can to encourage it. It’s an important part of treatment and it should be available,” the singer, who announced a second battle with breast cancer in May, told News Corp Australia. The Australian entertainer said the drug – which is legal in her home state of California – had helped her during her second fight against cancer.
Cannabis is a “magical miracle plant” says singer Olivia Newton-John. “I use medicinal cannabis, which is really important for pain and healing,” she said. “It’s a plant that has been maligned for so long, and has so many abilities to heal.”
Singer Olivia Newton-John and husband John Easterling – she says he grew her marijuana and made her tinctures from the plant to cope with pain during her cancer battle. In a later interview on the Australian 60 Minutes, Newton-John explained how her husband, John Easterling, grew marijuana to help her breast-cancer battle.
“My husband’s a plant-medicine man so he grew cannabis for me and made tinctures for me to take for pain and inflammation and so many other things that cannabis can do,” she said. “It’s been a maligned plant all these years and it really is a magical miracle plant.”
Olivia Newton-John with her Grease co-star John Travolta. Newton-John’s daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, also grows medical marijuana on a farm in Oregon. New Zealanders support the use of cannabis for pain relief. In February, it became legal for some patients to get medical marijuana from their doctors.
Newton-John was in Melbourne last week to attend a gala dinner for the world-leading Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre, which she set up following her initial cancer battle 25 years ago.
Olivia Newton-John rides in the 85th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade in Los Angeles, California in 2016. The 68-year-old announced on her Facebook page in May that back pain she had been experiencing turned out to be breast cancer that has metastasised to the sacrum, a bone in her lower back. In addition to natural wellness therapies, Newton-John has undergone a short course of photon radiation therapy. “I decided on my direction of therapies after consultation with my doctors and natural therapists and the medical team at my Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre in Melbourne, Australia,” Newton-John wrote on Facebook.
Singer Olivia Newton-John and her daughter Chloe Lattanzi.
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