Hollywood legend William Shatner uses CBD for Pain.
Quotes “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”. Suggesting hes using a topical solution such as CBD Cream.
William Shatner has stated publicly he uses cannabis for medical reasons.
The 89-year-old legend stated he has been taking cannabis extracts such as CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) 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: “Well, THC and 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.”
CBD and THC are compounds known as cannabinoids, found in the cannabis plant, and are legal in parts of the United States under certain conditions.
CBD is a non-psychoactive chemical compound found in the marijuana plant, while THC is the chemical in the cannabis plant that gives users a feeling of euphoria.
CBD oil is currently legal to buy in the UK and is sold as a supplement in a range of products, from snacks to moisturisers, to be taken for everyday complaints such as pain and anxiety. However, in the UK THC content cannot be greater than 0.2 per cent for it to be classed as legal.
Shatner is not the first celebrity to open up about using cannabis extracts. 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.