A man of many talents! My Kitchen Rules’ Pete Evans makes cannabis oil as part of his upcoming documentary all about the controversial drug
He’s been a vocal advocate for the benefits of CBD, and now Pete Evans is taking it one step further, producing cannabis oil.
The 46-year-old celebrity chef and My Kitchen Rules judge is currently in Florida, where medical marijuana is legal, working on a documentary about cannabis.
Taking to Instagram on Thursday, Pete shared a selfie alongside fellow cannabis advocate Garyn Angel.
‘In Tampa… Making FECO (full extract cannabis oil) with founder @garynangel from @magicalbutter for our up and coming cannabis doco,’ Pete captioned the photo.
With filming well underway on his upcoming documentary, Pete has been using his Instagram to promote the legalisation of cannabis in Australia in recent months.
‘In one of my happy places,’ he captioned a photo of himself standing in the middle of a cannabis farm in April.
Asking experts in their chosen fields about life, love and the future of health, humanity and the planet. Stay tuned. #cannabisdoco’.
Another photo, also taken in April, shows him posing for a selfie alongside one of the farm’s workers, the cannabis plants visible in the background.
‘Great times spent at an Australian medicinal cannabis farm today. I am learning so many fascinating aspects to this remarkable plant and can’t wait to share it with you all,’ he captioned it.
And Pete delivered a deafening message to anyone who is against using cannabis for its medicinal qualities in an Instagram post back in March.
‘If you think of cannabis as the “stoner drug” then chances are you don’t know that much about it,’ he began.
‘For thousands of years it’s been used as a food, to make textiles (the word “canvass” comes from the word “cannabis”) as well as to treat all kinds of ailments.’
The drug’s vocal proponent went on to say it should never have been outlawed in the first place.
‘Until its completely inappropriate and unwarranted prohibition in the West around eight decades ago (for some dodgy and nefarious reasons I don’t have time to go into here) it was the single most commonly used medicine available; you’d find it in just about everything,’ he added.
‘And despite its current bad rap it remains arguably the most therapeutically useful plant known to man. Yes, I believe it’s as important as that.’