Celebrities are no different than you and me. I am sure that most of them brush their teeth each morning and before they go to sleep, hopefully. And just as the old adage goes, they put their pants on one leg at a time. Aside from all the normal things famous people do there are also a few of them that seem to be very interested in CBD.
When it comes to the CBD craze, many celebrities aren’t just trying to sell the products, but they’re actually using cannabidiol on a regular basis. Whether it’s using CBD for pain relief or anxiety, here are 11 celebrities and athletes who have fully embraced CBD into their lives.
1.) Olivia Newton-John
Olivia Newton-John, is a singer, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, dancer, and activist. She is a four-time Grammy award winner who has amassed five number-one and ten other top ten Billboard Hot 100 singles. Since she was diagnosed with breast cancer in the 90’s, this Grease star has been an advocate for CBD and cannabis.
Olivia Said: “In California, it’s legal to grow a certain amount of plants for your own medicinal purposes, my husband makes me tinctures. They help with pain. My dream is that, in Australia, it will be available soon to all the cancer patients and people going through cancer that causes pain.”
2.) Marvin Washington
If you don’t know already, Marvin Washington is a former NFL Lineman and Super Bowl champion playing eight seasons for the New York Jets of which he was a starter for six. He additionally played for the Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers, accumulating a total of 40.5 sacks in 155 games played during his career. Not only does Washington use cannabidiol, he works for the Vancouver-based CBD company Isodiol as the VP of business development.
Washington is currently working with the league’s Players Association (NFLPA) to allow CBD use in the game. He speculates a rules change will happen around 2020 once the league and the NFLPA work out a contract.
3.) Busy Philipps
Elizabeth Jean “Busy” Philipps is an actress, writer, producer, and director. She is best known for her roles on the television series Freaks and Geeks, Dawson’s Creek and ER, and for her portrayal of Laurie Keller in the series Cougar Town on ABC. In a 2018 interview with Health, Ms. Phillips revealed that she uses CBD Gummies. She documented herself eating her CBD gummies on an Instagram story in January after her flight was delayed and has been heard saying she likes to always keep some CBD edibles on hand.
4.) Tom Hanks
We all know Tom Hanks as Wilson’s best friend, however, as of late he has been receiving a lot of press about his use of CBD and how it is helping him in his acting career. Tom has been heard saying that CBD helps him greatly with his anxiety but aside from just using CBD for his own benefits Mr. Hanks has teamed up with Cornell University to study how CBD can help those with type 2 diabetes. Tom says:
“The benefits of CBD oil are unlike anything any pill or medication can do.”
5.) Gene Simmon
Gene Simmons is best known as the lead singer from the 80’s rock band “KISS”. Simmons has invested $10 million plus dollars into a Canadian Cannabis grower named Invictus. That’s right, it seems as though Gene is very passionate about the benefits of Cannabis and CBD and we’re right there with him.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a singer and songwriter, she is also a fashion designer, actress and a businesswoman. Rihanna has been recognized for using various musical styles and reinventing her image throughout her career. She also openly admits to using cannabis and has frequently posted on her Instagram account about using CBD and Cannabis. Even though she is often criticised for her immense support of cannabis and CBD, Rihanna never seems to give up.
7.) Kristen Bell
Kristen Bell is an actress who began her acting career by starring in stage productions. She is best known for her role as Veronica Mars and Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Recently, Bell has shared a photo of CBD lotion on her Instagram story in which she explains how she uses it after training at the gym.
8.) Nate Diaz
Nathan Donald Diaz is a professional mixed martial artist, currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Diaz has been quite open about his use of CBD oil and has said that the compound helps him a great deal with inflammation and the overall healing process from his many work related injuries. Since his job entails heavy fighting and training which often results into minor and at times, major injuries, CBD is always at hand.
9.) Alessandra Ambrosio
Alessandra Corine Maria Ambrósio is a Brazilian model who is known for her work with Victoria’s Secret and being chosen as the first spokesmodel for the company’s PINK line. As the most famous Victoria’s Secret model, Alessandra knows how important it is to have and maintain a healthy body. She has openly admitted that adding CBD to her daily diet really helps her to keep her mind from getting anxious and helps her with her insomnia.
10.) Dakota Johnson
Dakota Mayi Johnson is an actress and model. Dakota is the daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, you may remember her from her minor part in the 2010 film, “The Social Network”.
Since Dakota is very busy and flies all over she has to make sure that she gets as much as sleep as she can on planes, so she keeps CBD Oil with her. After squeezing out a couple of drops onto her tongue, Dakota is lights out and says she is fully energised by the time she lands. “I try to knock myself out on planes; otherwise my whole world falls apart,” she told Elle magazine.
11.) Calvin Johnson and Rob Sims
Calvin Johnson Jr. is a former American football wide receiver who spent his entire nine-year career with the Detroit Lions and Robert Sims is the former Defensive End for the Detroit Lions. Once a star receiver for the Detroit Lions, Calvin is now retired and is advocating for the NFL to loosen its cannabis use penalties within the league. In 2016 Johnson appeared on “Dancing with the Stars” and ended up using a CBD topical while on the show due to swelling in his ankles.
His personal experience with CBD led him to team up with Robert “Rob” Sims. Sims stated, “When I was finished playing, the prescriptions from the docs stopped. It’s a slippery slope when you come out of the league and you’ve got all the Oxy and Vicodin or whatever you have to manage the pain. There has to be a substitution and cannabis ended up being that for me, and helped my wife who suffered from Crohn’s disease.” The pair has been prequalified for a Michigan dispensary license. More NFL players are coming out in support of CBD and medical cannabis use and so are we.
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