Pat Butcher: I take dope every day sinceItried it on TV.. it should be le­galised

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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.

JUMP

“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

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