CBD is increasingly becoming the number one choice for many people in a lot of places around the world. The wide range of health & wellness benefits it’s been providing people can no longer be overlooked.
CBD or cannabidiol is a naturally occurring chemical compound found in hemp for those who don’t yet know. CBD, in pure form, is free from THC – the compound that can get you intoxicated or high. CBD is known to provide a wide range of therapeutic benefits to almost every species found on earth. This is because these species possess what is known as the ECS or endocannabinoid system, which is the body’s very own natural system of creating and working with (endo)cannabinoids.
The signing of the famous 2018 Farm Bill – legalizing the use of industrial hemp (below 0.3% THC) – revolutionized the entire scope of CBD as a tool for health & wellness across the United States. So much so that several famous people, some of whom may not have earlier publicly disclosed their opinions or use of it, have done so, and more.
Here’s a list of 10 famous people who use CBD for better health & wellness –
1) Kim Kardashian
Kimmy K is such a huge fan of CBD, she threw a CBD-themed baby shower for her fourth kid – Psalm, to raise awareness about the wide range of wellness benefits it provides.
She recently told a popular magazine, “That’s not my thing (smoking weed). I got into CBD a few months ago. It’s saved my life. Even to sleep at night. I like the gummies. I will just use it a little bit and fall asleep (laughs). I don’t think I would take a Xanax or an Ambien again.”
She also said, “Anyone that knows me knows I am obsessed with CBD everything! This is not an ad, lol…”
2) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman was left with severe nerve damage in his hands and several other injuries & issues following a brutal car crash in 2008. One of the biggest issues from the crash was that he had developed fibromyalgia, an internal problem that causes severe muscle pains and increased fatigue bouts. This led him towards CBD (and THC) to improve and enhance his health, especially his fibromyalgia problems.
Morgan Freeman regularly uses CBD and THC to manage and treat his chronic pains and has no intentions of stopping anytime soon. To quote his exact words, “Without this stuff, I’d be in trouble…”
3) Seth Rogen
Most people who know Seth Rogen beyond his famous flicks like Pineapple Express & The Interview know how closely associated with the cannabis community. His open endorsement of cannabis, in the forms of both hemp (CBD) and marijuana, comes from all of his personal experiences with it. He truly believes in all of the health & wellness benefits the cannabis plant is capable of providing.
All of Seth’s social media pages are currently filled with content and products related to his newly launched cannabis venture – Houseplant. About this new initiative, he says, “We want consumers to understand cannabis on a deeper level so that they can truly have the best experience possible.”
4) Megan Rapinoe
Based on her global accolades alone, American soccer star Megan Rapinoe has become a household name and a hero to many in the United States and beyond. As an athlete, she always looked for the best solutions to help her perform at the highest level while also recovering and recuperating efficiently. Fortunately, her sister recommended she try CBD. Today, Megan has signed a lucrative sponsorship deal with a well-known CBD brand.
Megan says, “I wanted a healthier, more natural option for pain management, sleep aid, relaxation while flying, and general recovery. I think there is still a lot of stigma around the use of CBD and cannabis in soccer,” Megan responded. “There needs to be greater education so athletes can make an informed decision.”
5) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks is one of the few on the list that has gone as far as partnering with a Cornell University team in studying the effects of CBD (on a particular type of diabetes). He also admits to using CBD, which helped him to control his anxiety through his widespread acting career.
“The first time I ever tried CBD was to help soothe my anxiety. I was fed up with taking various pills to try and make me ‘better.’ It wasn’t how I wanted to live my life anymore. So, I gave CBD oil a try. It was a huge relief for me to feel like myself, yet the edge was gone. A bonus to the whole thing was the relief from various aches and pains I have. Especially the arthritis in my knees. It immediately alleviated 90% of my pain. The benefits of CBD oil are unlike anything any pill or medication can do.”
6) Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston has admitted to smoking a bit of weed once in a while to blow off steam. For her, it’s a matter of recreation. Although more than marijuana, she has spoken more fondly about CBD that provides all of the health & wellness benefits of marijuana without the high.
She says, “CBD helps with pain, stress, and anxiety. It has all the benefits of marijuana without the high.”
7) Mike Tyson
Mike has seen a lot and done a lot in his life. He’s witnessed several highs & lows as comes with the territory of an individual sport like boxing. He says, “In my 30’s, cannabis really saved me from myself. The health benefits were so clear. As it continued to save me, I knew that everyone needed this kind of medicine.”
More famously, Mike is now an all-out canna-preneur, i.e., cannabis entrepreneur. He found Tyson Holistic Holdings in 2016, which comprises Tyson Holistic & Tyson Ranch. While Tyson Holding focuses more on hemp-based products like CBD-infused water, Tyson Ranch is literally a 420-acre plot dedicated to growing cannabis and producing various health & wellness products in southern California.
8) Mandy Moore
Who doesn’t know Mandy Moore, the world-famous actor, dance performer, singer, and choreographer? She regularly uses CBD oils for pain relief on her feet and legs, especially during and after wearing high heels.
She says, “…I’m trying some CBD oil on my feet, which my stylist recommended. I asked her if there was some kind of numbing cream, and she was like, ‘No! Try CBD Oil.’ So, it could be a really exciting evening! I could be floating this year.”
9) Michael J. Fox
The Back To The Future & Teen Wolf star Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at just 29 years old. This marked the beginning of his journey into finding the best solutions for a problem that has been deemed as incurable. Subsequently, this led him to launch Michael J. Fox’s Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF), which as of 2019, is the largest non-profit organization researching Parkinson’s in the world.
Michael’s foundation mainly focuses on the use of medical marijuana, especially CBD, as a means for treatment, and so far, it’s produced a lot of promising signs and results. The foundation is also working with Congress to ease laws related to cannabis.
10) Whoopi Goldberg
Not only does Whoopi endorse and use CBD, but she’s also launched her very own CBD brand – Whoopi & Maya Medical Cannabis. She uses CBD for her glaucoma, pain, and stress but is well aware of the broader range of benefits it can provide, especially to women.
She was quoted saying, “People don’t think about menstrual cramps as something that’s real. I used to be under the table with my cramps, and my daughter and granddaughters are the same way. Every new market we are able to expand into is a victory for women looking for relief from pain and menstrual discomfort.”
Cannabis, hemp, and CBD provide a lot of benefits to people all across the globe. Several of whom have made the switch from pharmaceuticals to organic and plant-based medicines to receive more than lose in the bargain.
However, with this boom and excitement also comes responsibility. Ensuring you always get the right product is also extremely important to your overall well-being.
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