Pat Butcher: I take dope every day sinceItried it on TV.. it should be legalised
GONE TO POT STAR PAM
and stiffness in her joints. She says products containing cannibidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive compound of marijuana, have “given her a new lease of life”.
CBD was recently reclassified as a legal medicine in the UK and Pam told the Sunday Mirror: “Taking this oil has changed my life. I am no longer in pain.
“My joints are no longer stiff, I sleep better, almost jump out of bed and walk longer distances – all things I could never have dreamed six weeks ago.
“I have suffered with polymyalgia rheumatica for the past 10 years. I just woke up with it one day. Until now the only thing that treats it is steroids, which I’ve become resistant to. But Gone To Pot changed my life because when I went to America to find out about how cannabis has been legalised in certain states, I also discovered CBD. And I have to say that it’s absolutely wonderful. “I didn’t realise cannabis was such a complex plant with these properties which you can get medical help from.” Pam, who has had a knee replacement, says she swears by her daily dose of “CBD + Oil” which she buys from Holland & Barrett. She admits: “I am very happy using the drops – ones that are legal. I take them every day under my tongue and they don’t give you a high.
“I was prescribed some in LA but they had THC, which is the hallucinogenic part of marijuana.
“But since I have got back from America I have been taking CBD oil consistently and my limbs feel less stiff and less sore.
“There are things I wasn’t able to do before like carrying shopping, walking long distances and going for country walks. For the first time in years, I feel as if I am walking straight and upright.
“I also use a CBD-infused lotion and I rub it all over my back in the evening. It eases everything for any inflammatory condition.”
In Gone To Pot, Pam and fellow actors Christopher Biggins and Linda Robson, ex-footballer John Fashanu and former darts champ
Pam was TV’s Pat for 25yrs