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Don’t Stop Believin’: Olivia Newton-John Says Weed Beats Cancer

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Randy Robinson
Apr 5, 2019 06:22 PM PST
Don’t Stop Believin’: Olivia Newton-John Says Weed Beats Cancer
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The ‘80s pop star has battled cancer off-and-on for nearly three decades.

Olivia Newton-John said she survived 27 years of fighting cancer with a little hope and a lot of weed.

In 1992, doctors first diagnosed the Grammy-winning artist with breast cancer. In 2018, the cancer metastasized, despite a mastectomy and years of chemotherapy treatments.

“I use a lot of cannabis in my healing. It helped me incredibly with pain and sleep,” she told Yahoo! News on Wednesday while promoting her new memoir, Don’t Stop Believin’.

“Opiates are killing people and cannabis doesn’t,” she added.

Cancer patients often take cannabis to control nausea, pain, and lack of appetite caused by both the disease and its conventional medical treatments, like radiation and chemotherapies.

A recent study showed cannabis could also reduce night sweats, another problem many cancer patients struggle with.

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Don’t Stop Believin’: Olivia Newton-John Says Weed Beats Cancer

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Randy Robinson
Apr 5, 2019 06:22 PM PST
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Don’t Stop Believin’: Olivia Newton-John Says Weed Beats Cancer

The ‘80s pop star has battled cancer off-and-on for nearly three decades.

Olivia Newton-John said she survived 27 years of fighting cancer with a little hope and a lot of weed.

In 1992, doctors first diagnosed the Grammy-winning artist with breast cancer. In 2018, the cancer metastasized, despite a mastectomy and years of chemotherapy treatments.

“I use a lot of cannabis in my healing. It helped me incredibly with pain and sleep,” she told Yahoo! News on Wednesday while promoting her new memoir, Don’t Stop Believin’.

“Opiates are killing people and cannabis doesn’t,” she added.

Cancer patients often take cannabis to control nausea, pain, and lack of appetite caused by both the disease and its conventional medical treatments, like radiation and chemotherapies.

A recent study showed cannabis could also reduce night sweats, another problem many cancer patients struggle with.

Related: The Famous & 420 Friendly

Follow Randy Robinson on Twitter


Randy Robinson
Randy Robinson

Based in Denver, Randy studied cannabinoid science while getting a degree in molecular biology at the University of Colorado. When not writing about cannabis, science, politics, or LGBT issues, they can be found exploring nature somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. Catch Randy on Twitter and Instagram @randieseljay Contact.



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