There are a LOT of celebrities who love cannabis and are happy to admit it publicly!
And we’re not just talking about the classic cannabis celebs like Snoop, Cheech and Chong, Seth Rogen, and Rihanna…
In fact, many celebrities are now turning to CBD to treat all kinds of illnesses and conditions.
What is CBD?
Cannabinoids are chemical compounds in the cannabis plant that are responsible for its many medicinal benefits.
THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the most popular cannabinoid because it is psychoactive, meaning it makes you feel intoxicated and euphoric.
But cannabis contains other cannabinoids such as CBD (cannabidiol), which has medicinal and therapeutic value but isn’t psychoactive. You’ll feel calm and relaxed when you ingest CBD, but you won’t feel intoxicated.
THC and CBD actually work quite well together, as CBD is able to counter the negative side effects of THC.
Now that hemp-based CBD is becoming quite popular, we can expect more celebrities to come out of the woodwork and declare their love for this unique cannabinoid.
Here are 15 unexpected celeb-approved ways to use CBD!
1. Anti -Inflammation (approved by Nate Diaz)
UFC fighter Nate Diaz surprised everybody at a post-fight press conference when he whipped out a CBD pen and started vaping away.
When a reporter asked him what he was consuming, Diaz nonchalantly explained what CBD is and how it helps him manage his inflammation and speeds up the healing process. He recommends it before and after training sessions and fights.
It’s worth nothing that this all went down before CBD really exploded into the mainstream.
Interestingly enough, the UFC just landed a lucrative CBD sponsorship, thanks in no small part to Diaz!
2. Helping With Foot Pain (approved by Mandy Moore)
Mandy Moore’s feet hurt a lot. That’s the price you pay when you’re a star of the hit TV show This is Us and you’re constantly appearing at red carpet events in fancy shoes.
Luckily, she discovered CBD oil, and she started using it on her feet to help manage the pain. Good for her!
3. Treating Menstrual Cramps (approved by Whoopie Goldberg)
Actress and comedian Whoopie Goldberg has been an outspoken advocate of medical cannabis for a long time and even has her own brand of products.
One of the products she offers are CBD brownies designed to help reduce the severity of menstrual cramps!
4. Relieving Body Pain (approved by Olivia Wilde and Kristin Bell)
Olivia Wilde, director of the hit film Booksmart, is one of the hardest working women in show business.
Recently, she was in a Broadway play for six months, and the experience all but pulverized her body and neck muscles.
She wanted to avoid standard painkillers because of the negative side effects, so her solution was CBD lotion, which she says helped relax her muscles a great deal.
Actress Kristen Bell was complaining about back pain that seemed to come out of nowhere, and a friend recommended a CBD lotion product. Bell was skeptical at first, but after she tried the lotion, she reported that 85% of the pain was gone.
Now, in her words, “I am completely sold. I’m giving it out, left and right, practically to strangers on the street.”
5. Relieving Anxiety (approved by Tom Hanks, Busy Phillips and Jennifer Aniston)
Tom Hanks has done just about every type of role you can imagine. But he struggles with anxiety, just like everybody else.
He told CNN that he used to take prescription pills but eventually got fed up with them. So he tried CBD oil, which worked like a charm.
Plus, it had the added benefit of helping him relieve 90% of his arthritis pain. In his words: “The benefits of CBD oil are unlike anything any pill or medication can do.”
With all her job titles — actress, writer, producer and director – Busy Phillips seems to always stay busy, which may play a role in why she suffers from anxiety.
Luckily, she’s found a host of natural treatments: acupuncture, infrared saunas, and CBD / THC gummies. Like Mandy Moore, she also uses CBD to help manage her foot pain.
Although she didn’t go into much detail about what kind of products she uses, Jennifer Aniston gave CBD a nice endorsement in US Weekly, saying that it helped her with her “pain, anxiety, and stress.”
6. Treating Alzheimer’s Disease (approved by Seth Rogen)
Comedian and actor Seth Rogen is normally associated with the THC-heavy variety of cannabis. But he’s actually a fierce proponent of the medical use of CBD, particularly for Alzheimer’s disease.
The issue hits close to home for Rogen, whose mother-in-law was given an early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s.
Studies suggest that CBD could help reverse and prevent cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s patients. Which is why Rogen appeared before Congress in 2014 to testify on the impact the disease has had on his family, urging Congress to provide federal funding for CBD research.
7. CBD-Themed Baby Showers (approved by Kim Kardashian West)
That’s not a misprint. Kim Kardashian West is a HUGE fan of CBD. So much so that she wanted her 4th baby shower to be CBD-themed!
She’s really into CBD topical salves in particular, which help her stay calm during stressful moments
8. Treating Fibromyalgia (approved by Morgan Freeman)
In 2008, acclaimed actor and voice-over narrator Morgan Freeman was in a severe car accident, which led to him developing fibromyalgia.
He’s always been open about using cannabis to treat his severe muscle pain, and his regimen includes both THC and CBD products.
9. For Insomnia (approved by Alessandro Ambrosio and Dakota Johnson)
Brazilian supermodel Alessando Ambrosio revealed in an interview that one way she prepares for the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is by getting a decent night’s sleep.
Unfortunately, anxiety can keep even the most successful supermodel up at night. So Alessando uses CBD oil to help calm her anxiety and help her rest.
Good thing the TSA announced that hemp-based CBD products are now permitted on airplanes!
Dakota Johnson claims that, in order to get as much sleep as she can on those red-eye flights, she takes a couple drops of CBD oil under her tongue. Then it’s lights out, and by the time the plane lands, she’s up and feeling refreshed!
10. Treating Parkinson’s Disease (approved by Michael J. Fox)
Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 1991. 9 years later, he founded the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
Fox has used CBD oil to mitigate the effects of his disease. And his foundation discovered preliminary evidence that CBD has the potential to act as a neuroprotectant because of its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
11. As a Bath Bomb (approved by Emma Roberts)
Actress Emma Roberts claims to be in love with CBD products. One of her favorites is a bath tonic that she uses to bring down her stress levels.
12. Treating Prostate Cancer (approved by Tommy Chong)
Tommy Chong used CBD to help him fight prostate cancer back in 2012. He now has his own line of CBD products called Chong’s Choice!
13. Treating Multiple Sclerosis (approved Montel Williams)
Montel Williams was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1999, and he’s been using CBD to treat it every since. Studies suggest that regular CBD use can help alleviate fatigue, pain, and muscle spasticity.
Williams has also started the CBD company Lenitiv so that he can make the same types of products that have helped him over the last 20 years.
14. Infused Cocktails (approved by Gwyneth Paltrow)
Gwyneth Paltrow, actress and luxury lifestyle guru, is sometimes credited as the one responsible for bringing the CBD craze into the mainstream.
You can expect her to sign off on all the CBD treatments that we’ve listed above, but she also has a page on her website Goop dedicated to CBD-infused cocktails!
15. Beauty Care (approved by Stacy London)
Stacy London, host of TLC’s What Not to Wear was first introduced to CBD while looking for a treatment for her post-surgery pain and psoriatic arthritis.
She was using prescription painkillers, but she says that she got off of them in 10 days after using CBD and “hasn’t looked back.”
In addition to using it for her pain, she also highly recommends CBD lotion for skin conditions like acne, eczema, and even dry skin!
Which CBD Products Should YOU Try?
Not that you know that the rich and famous have fully embraced the healing power of CBD, are you ready to try it yourself?
Some of the products mentioned in these posts are CBD-only and contain no psychoactive effects whatsoever.
Others are a blend of THC and CBD, so while you will feel some effects, it will be considerably less than what you’d experience if you were using a THC-only product.
If you’d like to learn more about the difference between CBD and THC, check out our post “THC vs CBD – What’s the Difference?”
And of course, you can visit us at any of our three locations — Las Vegas Strip, Tropicana West, and Henderson — and one of our dispensary consultants will help you find the CBD product that’s best for you.
If you already know what product you want, you can go ahead and place your order online for either pickup or delivery!