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Olivia Newton John on benefits of medical marijuana

She’s the beloved Australian entertainer who is currently battling her second bout of cancer.

And Olivia Newton John revealed that her husband, John Easterling, had been growing medicinal marijuana for the Grease star to help her cope with the pain.

In an emotional interview with Karl Stefanovic on 60 Minutes on Sunday, Olivia admitted that the controversial plant had helped her immeasurably in her cancer battle.

Olivia Newton John revealed on 60 Minutes that her husband, John Easterling, had been growing medicinal marijuana for the Grease star to help her cope with the pain of battling cancer

‘My husband’s a plant medicine man so he grew cannabis for me and made tinctures for me to take for pain and inflammation and so many other things that cannabis can do,’ Olivia admitted.

”It’s been a maligned plant all these years and it really is a magical miracle plant.’

When Karl asked the Grease star what difference the herb had made in her life, she said using marijuana was a ‘no brianer.’

Herbal help: 'My husband's a plant medicine man so he grew cannabis for me and made tinctures for me to take for pain and inflammation and so many other things that cannabis can do,' Olivia admitted. Olivia is pictured with John and daughter Chloe Lattanzi

Herbal help: ‘My husband’s a plant medicine man so he grew cannabis for me and made tinctures for me to take for pain and inflammation and so many other things that cannabis can do,’ Olivia admitted. Olivia is pictured with John and daughter Chloe Lattanzi

‘It helped me a lot with pain, because, you know, I dont like taking prescription drugs, so it’s kind of a no-brainer,’ she said. 

‘It’s kind and it’s compassionate,’she continued. ‘It’s what should be available for everybody to use.’ 

Despite being adamant that she was staying positive in the face of adversity, Olivia was nearly drawn to tears when asked dhow the diagnosis had affected John and daughter Chloe Lattanzi.

 Karl asked the star: ‘How was it to tell Chloe? How was it to tell you family.’

Fighting back tears, Olivia replied: ‘Well, that wasn’t easy, but I did deliver it in a positive way, of course.’ 

Alternative: 'It helped me a lot with pain, because, you know, I don't like taking prescription drugs, so it's kind of a no-brainer,' she told Karl Stefanovic

Alternative: ‘It helped me a lot with pain, because, you know, I don’t like taking prescription drugs, so it’s kind of a no-brainer,’ she told Karl Stefanovic

Emotional: Olivia was nearly drawn to tears when asked dhow the diagnosis had affected John and daughter Chloe Lattanzi

Emotional: Olivia was nearly drawn to tears when asked dhow the diagnosis had affected John and daughter Chloe Lattanzi

  

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