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"Logan" New York Special Screening  at Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center - Red Carpet Arrivals                                    Featuring: Sir Patrick Stewart                  Where: New York, New York, United States                  When: 25 Feb 2017                  Credit: Ivan Nikolov/WENN.com

Sir Patrick Stewart couldn't make a fist. Then he started using marijuana.

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Sir Patrick Stewart is a Hollywood legend. He's 76. He's not exactly the caricature of a stoner.

But he uses marijuana every day to cope with pain from arthritis. He published a statement Wednesday explaining how he relies on edibles and a cannabis spray and ointment, supporting an Oxford University initiative to study cannabis-based medicine.

Stewart said a doctor told him two years ago to start using cannabis-based medicine, the Daily Mail reports. 

I can make fists, which was not the case before I began this treatment.
Sir Patrick Stewart

Stewart said his treatment was an "important step forward for Britain in a field of research that has been too long held back by prejudice, fear and ignorance."

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He use a cannabis ointment he uses every night and a cannabis spray, applied "several times a day."  Stewart said other traditional medicines are known to have dangerous side effects that affect the liver.

Stewart hasn't been resting on his laurels after the success of "Logan". He announced earlier this month he was applying for U.S. citizenship to "fight" President Trump. 

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