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“This is an important step forward for Britain in a field of research that has for too long been held back by prejudice, fear and ignorance,” he said. “I believe this program of research might result in benefits for people like myself as well as millions of others.”
— HuffPost UK Ent (@HuffPostUKEnt) March 16, 2017
It turns out the actor, who lives in Brooklyn, New York, but also spends time in Los Angeles for work, has been using cannabis for years in a spray form.
“Two years ago, in Los Angeles, I was examined by a doctor and given a note which gave me legal permission to purchase, from a registered outlet, cannabis-based products, which I was advised might help the ortho-arthritis in both my hands,” he explained.
So there you have it. If Captain Picard is cool with weed, there’s no reason the rest of us shouldn’t be too.
Between this and his new foster dog, he has to be in the running for Most Millennial Septuagenarian.
H/T Daily Mail
Christine Friar is a writer and editor in New York who focuses on streaming entertainment and internet culture. Her work has appeared in the Awl, the Fader, New York Magazine, Paper Magazine, Vogue, Elle, and more.