Olivia Newton-John is a 71 years old, English-born, Australian actress and activist. She is a four-time Grammy award winner, starred in the well-known musical film Grease. She is also an advocate for health awareness and health products. Unfortunately, she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992 and years after that.
The movie star is now persuading the world’s governments to embrace medical cannabis. During her charity walks in Melbourne, she encourages access to Marijuana to be made available to everyone who requires treatment. Olivia has been using cannabis products for years as a way of dealing with the pain of her stage 4 breast cancer.
The actress gave an excellent speech at an event called “Wellness Walk and Research Run.” She was joined by her husband and family. Olivia frequently does fundraisers and this annual run was staged to raise funds for the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre. The goal is to create more clinical research into the benefits of marijuana treatments.
The well-known celebrity will even be auctioning off some of her movie and music outfits to raise money for the research clinicians.
She told the crowd in Melbourne that through her medicinal cannabis treatment she feels fantastic instead of worse when not using it. It helps her with the pain, sleep and anxiety. Her dream is to soon be able to offer medical cannabis to everyone.
The Aussie superstar, who’s been fighting her own cancer battle, says she is proof of the ways alternative treatments can help:
Before her speech, Australia’s health minister (Greg Hunt) announced that the government had signed off three million Australian dollars to be donated to research programs into medical cannabis. This money is going to the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) into medical cannabis research. The research is intended to examine the benefits of medical cannabis for pain, symptom and side effect management for cancer patients. Greg Hunt said, “Overall more than 11,000 patients are estimated to have been approved to access medicinal cannabis products – with the majority approved this year.”