A culture is emerging of people who primarily or exclusively seek the therapeutic benefits of non-psychoactive cannabidiol (CBD). There are several reasons why somebody might use CBD instead of THC. Athletes, for example, take CBD due to legal restrictions, because most leagues and sports organizations ban cannabis, but are only looking for THC in drug tests.
CBD is believed to help with pain, anxiety, insomnia, inflammation and seizures. Here are five celebrities who extol the virtues of cannabidiol.
The Hollywood starlet, known for her roles in numerous movies says CBD helps relieve pain, stress and anxiety. In an interview with US Weekly, she explained it has “all the benefits of marijuana, without the high.”
In 2001, Aniston told Rolling Stone she smokes pot “once in a while. What’s wrong with that? Everything in moderation.”
In the recent skincare and makeup article in the New York Times, the actress touted a CBD lotion made by Lord Jones in Los Angeles. “Recently, I did a play on Broadway for six months and my body was wrecked,” she explained. “My neck was really tight. The CBD has relaxing benefits. The idea is to avoid using too many painkillers.”
The topicals market includes lotions, creams, salves, ointments, massage gels and balms. CBDfx cream is effective when applied to the skin because that’s where CBD instigates the majority of its therapeutic properties. Creams may also help manage acne, eczema and other skin issues.
Other actresses who prefer CBD include Emma Roberts, Mandy Moore and Minka Kelly.
One of the most well-known cannabis advocates in the world of sports, Diaz toked on a CBD vape pen during the press conference after losing a mixed-martial arts match at UFC 201 in 2016.
“It’s CBD,” he explained to the reporters. “It helps with the healing process and inflammation., stuff like that. So, you want to get these before and after the fights and training. It’ll make your life a better place.”
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency warned Diaz about his behaviour, but didn’t suspend him.
Vaping CBD Drip is an efficient way to reduce pain levels, thanks to the quick activation of cannabinoids.
The former NFL lineman and Super Bowl winner not only uses cannabidiol, he works for the Vancouver-based CBD company Isodiol as VP of business development. “CBD is a great alternative to opioids and pharmaceuticals that players have been poisoned with,” Washington says. “CBD acts as an antioxidant and neuroprotector for the brain in relation to concussions.”
Washington is working with the league’s Players Association (NFLPA) to allow CBD use. He believes a rules change will happen in 2020 when the league and the NFLPA hash out a new contract.
Michael J. Fox
The popular TV and movie actor has struggled with Parkinson’s disease since being diagnosed in 1991. Research shows cannabis can relieve some of the condition’s symptoms. Fox has stated, “If there’s anything working with CBD oil has shown me is that there is always hope, even for the hopeless.”