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Olivia Newton-John was advocate for medicinal cannabis before death: Magical miracle plant

Olivia Newton-John was an advocate for medicinal cannabis before her tragic death: 'It really is a magical miracle plant'

Australian music icon Olivia Newton-John advocated for medicinal cannabis before her tragic death.


The actress passed away peacefully at her home in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends her husband John Easterling announced her death on her Facebook page.


'Dame Olivia Newton-John (73) passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends.


'We ask that everyone please respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time.


'Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer.

Candid: Olivia Newton-John, 73, revealed to Who magazine this week how she stays 'positive' despite her battle with stage-four breast cancer as she advocates for medicinal cannabis to be available in Australia

'I focus on the positive side of things, no matter what the challenge,' Olivia told the publication.

In light of her diagnosis, Olivia said she doesn't focus on statistics or time limits.

'Positive thinking is so important to living a healthy and happy life.'


Her husband John Easterling grows medicinal cannabis for Olivia on their ranch in the U.S to 'help with her symptoms'.

'I focus on the positive side of things, no matter what the challenge,' Olivia told the publication


Olivia said it is a 'healing plant' and added: 'Medicinal cannabis is something that should be available to everyone who is going through a chronic illness or pain'.


Olivia, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2017 and twice before in 1992 and 2013, has spent years lobbying the Australian government to approve the use of medicinal cannabis for cancer patients.


'It really is a magical miracle plant.'


Back in 2020, Olivia recalled the terrifying moment she was first diagnosed with the disease.

Her husband John Easterling grows medicinal cannabis for Olivia on their ranch in the U.S to 'help with her symptoms'. Olivia said it is a 'healing plant' and added: 'Medicinal cannabis is something that should be available to everyone who is going through a chronic illness or pain'

In a video announcing her foundation at the time, she said she 'knew immediately that something was wrong'.

'I am probably one of those people who's living beyond cancer, living beyond probably what people expected to happen,' Olivia said.

Speaking about her diagnosis, she added: 'I knew immediately something was wrong. 'I had a mammogram. The mammogram was benign and I had a needle biopsy that was also benign... I don't say this to scare women, but you have to just trust your instincts.'


Olivia explained that she then spoke to her doctor and agreed to get a surgical biopsy, and was then diagnosed with breast cancer.

Health battle: Back in 2020, Olivia recalled the terrifying moment she was first diagnosed with the disease. 'All this was overwhelming. It was a feeling of dread, terror, the unknown,' she said, adding that she decided to be strong for her daughter, Chloe Lattanzi


'All this was overwhelming. It was a feeling of dread, terror, the unknown,' she said, adding that she decided to be strong for her daughter, Chloe Lattanzi.


'I made the decision that I would be okay. I had to believe I was going to be okay, that my daughter was the most important thing in my life and I would be okay for her,' she said.


Olivia has tried a variety of therapies, including meditation, acupuncture, massage and plant medicine, to heal her body - in addition to conventional medicine.


'I have seen the incredible beauty of the plants and their healing abilities... if I hadn't had that experience, I wouldn't be sitting here talking to you about kinder therapies... your body wants to heal itself,' said the medicinal cannabis advocate.


'That's why I'm excited to start this foundation.'


The Olivia Newton-John foundation aims to help fellow cancer sufferers.

'Plants have healing abilities': Olivia has tried a variety of therapies, including meditation, acupuncture, massage and plant medicine, to heal her body - in addition to conventional medicine

Originally published here: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-11093071/Olivia-Newton-John-advocate-medicinal-cannabis-tragic-death.html

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