By Michael Bachara
Entertainer Olivia Newton-John has become an unlikely champion for the use of medicinal cannabis in Australia.
"I will do what I can to encourage it. It's an important part of treatment, and it should be available," the iconic singer, said.
Newton-John said she uses the drug – which is legal in her home state of California – and it's helped her during her second fight against cancer.
"I use medicinal cannabis, which is really important for pain and healing," Newton-John said. "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," Newton-John added.