DENVER CO - August 27, 2016: Professional stand-up comedian Josh Blue allowed The Denver Post to follow him through a rare Saturday at his home in Denver and an appearance headlining the High Plains Comedy Festival on Saturday, August 27, 2016. (Photo by Vince Chandler / The Denver Post)

Does comedian Josh Blue treat his cerebral palsy with medical weed? Yes — well, kind of

When asked if medical marijuana helps ease symptoms of his cerebral palsy, Denver-based comedian Josh Blue delivers a punchline.

“People ask me if (marijuana) makes me feel better,” he says. “It actually makes me feel worse. I just like getting high.”

Blue, who won the fourth season of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” reality show, is mostly joking, he tells Cannabist editor-in-chief Ricardo Baca during a visit to The Cannabist Show.

“The way I look at weed is it doesn’t necessarily make me feel better when I smoke, it just makes me forget that there’s anything wrong and then I’m less afraid to just go do whatever I want to do,” he says.

As Baca notes the recent passing of Jack Splitt, a teenager with cerebral palsy who went before the state legislature to change medical marijuana laws, Blue says the advancement and availability of cannabidiol and other cannabinoids have been positive for him. CBDs have helped relax the intense muscle tension and twitches associated with the congenital disorder, he says.


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