Olivia Newton-John is best known for her starring roles in Grease and Xanadu, as well as her pop hits Physical and Magic. She is an Emmy winner and a four-time Grammy winner with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and she has also been nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. She is one of the most recognizable singers and actresses around the world, and in recent years, she has used her celebrity status to advocate for medicinal cannabis.
Olivia Newton-John is a cancer survivor. She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, and she fought it again in 2013 and 2017. In 2018, she shared publicly that the breast cancer has spread to her back, and she had a tumor on her spine. Cancer survivors, especially those who have fought recurrences, understand that pain management can come from traditional pharmaceutical means. Some patients, however, choose to use cannabis for pain relief because it can also offset nausea from chemotherapy.
Her husband John Easterling is a cannabis grower, and according to an interview they gave with Good Housekeeping, he is growing 21 different strains for Olivia’s use. In 2018, she also fractured her spine, and initially, she used morphine to handle the pain. After a while, she was concerned about dependency on morphine, and she eased off painkillers with combination of cannabis strains.
“I’m totally off painkillers, I’m totally off morphine, and I attribute that to the cannabis because it was able to take over with the pain.”Olivia Newton-John Claims Cannabis Has “Helped Me Greatly” With Cancer Battle, Good Housekeeping
Since speaking out on her medical use of cannabis, Olivia Newton-John has also been invited to speak at pro-cannabis events around the world, including the O’Cannabiz Conference and Expo, the Cannabis Science Conference, and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Research Conference.
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