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Cancer-stricken Olivia Newton-John turns to marijuana for relief

12:03 AM March 18, 2019
Cancer-stricken Olivia Newton-John turns to marijuana for relief

Olivia Newton-John

Aside from undergoing radiation therapy, pop icon Olivia Newton-John also depends on natural curatives—including homegrown cannabis or marijuana—to alleviate the pain her stage 4 breast cancer causes her.

“I decided I would use everything I could to get stronger,” she told People magazine in a recent interview.

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Olivia’s husband, John Easterling, is a natural health practitioner-entrepreneur. They live in a ranch in California, where marijuana is legal for medicinal and recreational use.

“My husband hands me all these herbs every morning and makes me a green algae drink. He grows the [marijuana] plants and makes them into liquid for me. I take drops, maybe four to five times a day,” related Olivia.
The singer was initially diagnosed with the illness in 1992. She went on remission later, but the cancer recurred and spread to her lower back in 2017.

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“It has helped incredibly with pain maintenance and sleep,” related Olivia, who was admittedly “a little nervous” about turning to cannabis for relief. “It’s an amazing plant, a maligned plant, but it’s helping so many people.” —ALLAN POLICARPIO

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