The famous British actor Sir Patrick Stewart has lent his full support for the legalization of marijuana, at least medicinally, in his home country.
The 77-year-old actor, known for his Star Trek role among others, already knows about the medical benefits of marijuana. Stewart used cannabis to treat his arthritis while living in California, the US state where both medical and recreational marijuana is legal.
Alfie found marijuana works its magic during his treatment of epilepsy in Holland. He was able to reduce epileptic seizures, whom he used to experience up to 150 a month of these spams a month.
But upon his return from the Netherlands, Alfie has no process access to legal marijuana as it is illegal in his home country.
Ever since his return from Holland four weeks ago, he has been in the hospital three times.
“How could one not support Alfie?” said Stewart.
“Hearing what his life has been and the benefits given to him by being able to use medicinal marijuana.”
“There has never been a stronger case for the legalization of medical marijuana.”
The actor said he was registered for medical marijuana in California for over three years. “I have found it immensely beneficial for my arthritis.”
“I had to have eight steroid injections in my fingers and knuckles, which was about as painful as anything one could imagine, because medicinal cannabis is not available here.”
On Tuesday, Alfie and his parents will hand the 380,000-strong petition to Number 10 Downing Street.