Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Top 5 Celebrities Who Use Medical Marijuana

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By Michale Ben
Medical marijuana has been getting a lot of attention lately, mainly because there are a lot of things that you can do with cannabis to keep your health in order. That being said, have you ever looked at the celebrities that have made the choice to utilize medical marijuana as part of their health and wellness routine? Here is a quick look at 5 of the most prominent celebrities that do.
1. Whoopi Goldberg.  There are a lot of side effects to having glaucoma, which is why Whoopi has become a very big advocate for the use of medical cannabis. It helps to keep her pain under control, specifically when it comes to the headaches that she fights with on a fairly regular basis.
2. Morgan Freeman. Morgan Freeman was diagnosed with fibromyalgia a long while ago, and he also has nerve damage in his hand related to a car accident that he was in less than a decade ago. Since both of those came about, Freeman has actually become quite the advocate for medical marijuana, and even for those who want to legalize it across the board as well.
3. Tommy Chong. He has had two different types of cancer (rectal and prostate), and he has actually utilized the natural methods related to hemp oil that can help to keep such things under control. His prostate cancer has been gone for awhile, and he beat his rectal cancer in 2016. Since this occurred, he has become a very vocal supporter of keeping medical marijuana easy to access for those who may need it.
4. Melissa Etheridge. Did you know that Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004? She went through traditional treatment (specifically, chemotherapy), but decided to utilize hemp oil and medical cannabis in order to keep everything under control in regards to side effects. Even though she has been cancer free for awhile, it is also said that she still utilizes it in order to keep her body healthy from the after-effects of her cancer treatment.
5. Sam Simon. Although he passed away in 2015, the creator of the Simpsons actually lived a lot longer than he had been expected to with his diagnosis of colon cancer. This was because, after they had decided to not go with chemo or radiation, that he used medical marijuana instead. It helped him to live longer and it allowed him to be more comfortable during the rest of his lifespan.

If you want to read more about this topic, there are tons of resources on the web that talk about the benefits and help that people get from using medically necessary cannabis. This just shows another big reason that, in the long run, it could be incredibly beneficial for governments to take the risk and explore the option of making medically necessary cannabis more accessible and more affordable for those who may want to utilize it as part of a treatment plan.

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