The 89-year-old actor said that he has been taking cannabis extracts such as CBD (cannabidiol) to help manage pain and swelling in his joints.
Speaking to the PA news agency, the Star Trek star said: “I've got some aches and pains I didn't have a few years ago. But, I'm finding out there are many things that help aches and pains that we didn't know about just a few years ago.”
He continued: "CBD and that kind of thing. It's magical. I've had swollen joints where it hurts, you rub some on and while you're rubbing it on, the pain disappears. It's magical."
Shatner joins a long list of celebrities to talk positively of CBD. in 2019, actor Olivia Newton John revealed that she has been taking medical cannabis to help her cope with the pain she experiences as a result of breast cancer.
“It has helped incredibly with pain maintenance and sleep,” Newton-John previously told People magazine.
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