The last few years have seen an unprecedented growth in the CBD industry. Numerous research validating CBD’s benefits as well as the compound’s widespread legalization has made this possible. Moreover, CBD has received a wealth of support from famous personalities such as athletes, celebrities and influencers who have begun to not only use but also advocate CBD. Some of them have also taken a step forward and started their own CBD companies. Let us now have a look at these 30 CBD celebrity testimonials to understand why celebrities use and recommend CBD.
1. Kim Kardashian
The recent billionaire-turned businesswoman and mother of four kids, Kim Kardashian is not only known for her popular line of cosmetic products. Kim regularly uses CBD gummies which she claims helps her get a good night’s rest. She also recently started using CBD cosmetic products like face creams.
Kim is also one of the most popular and most followed celebrities having a huge social media following. Many a time, Kim has been found endorsing CBD products on her Instagram page which boasts a whooping 214 million followers. Her desire to create awareness among her family and friends regarding the benefits of CBD inspired her to host a CBD-themed baby shower just a few weeks before the birth of Psalm West.
2. Alessandra Ambrosio
Victoria’s Secret supermodel and mother of two kids Alessandra Ambrosio spent 17 years of her life catwalking the ramps for the popular lingerie brand. She has also taken part in numerous Hollywood productions. Given the active lifestyle that she leads, Alessandra has often been seen emphasising the importance of getting enough rest and sleep. During an interview with an American magazine, Alessandra explained that using CBD oil has greatly helped her get the 8 hours of beauty sleep that she so badly needs.
3. Martha Stewart
Businesswoman and television personality Martha Stewart’s curiosity and interest in CBD began soon after she started working with Snoop Dogg. Being an insomniac, Martha regularly consumed gummies and flavoured CBD drops from her own CBD product line which helped her get a good night’s sleep.
She is also one of the many celebrities involved with CBD companies. Being a dog lover, launch her first line of CBD-based pet products with the cannabis product company ‘Canopy Animal Health’. In 2019, her interest in the compound further drove her to partner with ‘Canopy Growth’, a Canadian cannabis grower where she was given an advisory role.
4. Snoop Dogg
Who isn’t aware of Snoop Dogg and his legendary love for cannabis? The rapper is a supporter of all forms of marijuana and cannabis including CBD. He launched the cannabis company ‘Leafs by Snoop’ in 2015 and is the partial owner of one of Canada’s largest cannabis firms ‘Canopy Growth Corp’. He along with Martha Stewart launched a line of CBD products under this company. He also has his own CBD product line under the brand name ‘3D CBD’.
5. Whoopie Goldberg
Comedian, actress and talk show host Whoopie Goldberg is also a cannabis advocate who stands in support of CBD use, especially among middle-aged women. She regularly uses CBD to deal with stress, menstrual cramps, nerve pain and menopause and is also the co-owner of the cannabis company.
6. Lil Wayne
Rapper Lil Wayne has only recently got into CBD although he has been a user of cannabis almost all his life. His cannabis brand GKUA Ultra premium sells both marijuana and CBD oil containing almost no THC.
7. Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks first started using CBD to help relieve his anxiety symptoms. He later found out that the compound also had positive effects on people who suffered from aches and pains. The A-list actor and film-maker who also had Type 2 diabetes went on to collaborate with the Cornell University student Heather Pyces to study how the compound may help people manage diabetes and illnesses which emerged as a result of stress.
8. Gweneth Paltrow
American actress, writer and entrepreneur Gweneth Paltrow is the owner of the lifestyle brand Goop which features useful guides that highlight the benefits of using CBD and also includes the experience of a first-time user. The brand further advocates the use of various CBD products ranging from CBD bath bombs to cocktails. Gweneth strongly feels that cannabis has the potential to change people’s lives for the better.
9. Jennifer Aniston
American actress Jennifer Aniston is one among the many popular celebrities taking CBD oil. Jennifer claims that using CBD regularly has calmed her down by significantly reducing her levels of stress and anxiety. She further adds that using the compound has shown her that there is nothing but hope even during the worst of times.
10. Montel Williams
Montel Williams is a multiple sclerosis survivor and daytime television host who is also a huge supporter of CBD. He began using medical cannabis for his illness and in 2016 also launched his own cannabis startup firm ‘Lenitiv Scientific’ where he is said to have invested a large amount of time and money. He then began supporting California patients by offering them high quality lab-tested cannabis products.
11. Mandy Moore
Dancer and choreographer Mandy Moore prefers using CBD creams since they also contain additional ingredients which are beneficial for the skin.
12. Morgan Freeman
After falling victim to a near fatal car accident in 2008, the popular actor, narrator and producer Morgan Freeman developed fibromyalgia, a lifelong condition that causes fatigue and extreme pain. Soon after the incident, Morgan began using cannabis-based products and noticed a significant relief. Since then, he has been an extensive supporter of CBD and plant-based medicine.
13. Emma Roberts
American actress and singer Emma Roberts suffered from a tragic car accident in 2010 which destroyed her newly purchased car and left her in pain. Emma described in an Instagram post about the benefits of using CBD and claimed that using CBD bath regularly helped comfort her body entirely and alleviated.
14. Dakota Johnson
Actress Dakota Johnson, popular for her role in the ‘Fifty shades of Grey’ franchise is also known for her love for CBD. Dakota in an interview with Elle mentioned the difficulty she often faces to fall asleep in a plane and that getting a shut eye was essential for her to feel fresh and active the following day.
She is known to consume CBD oil sublingually and claims that doing so helps knock her out into a deep sleep during her plane journey. The actress also revealed that using CBD greatly helped her deal with the anxiety and panic attacks she frequently suffered from.
15. Whitney Port
Whitney is an American fashion designer, television personality and author who uses CBD oil and topicals such as CBD creams.
16. Olivia Wilde
The Irish American actress Olivia Wilde said that using CBD greatly helped reduce the pain and muscle soreness that she had incurred during her 6-month long Broadway play. She praised the compound and also added that using CBD helped her avoid the excessive use of painkillers.
17. Stacy London
Soon after undergoing a spine surgery, American fashion consultant and TV show host Stacy London started using CBD. She found that using CBD lotion greatly helped soothe her sore muscles and joints.
18. Willie Nelson
Musician Willie Nelson is a huge supporter of CBD. He along with his wife Annie Nelson started their own CBD company called "Willie’s Remedy" which sells CBD-based products such as teas, coffees and CBD oils sourced from high quality American hemp.
19. Tommy Chong
Actor, comedian, activist, musician and dancer Tommy Chong is also a cannabis activist who is popularly known for his cannabis company Chong’s choice which sells a range of CBD products that are hand-grown and lab-certified.
20. Michael J. Fox
Canadian-American actor Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 29. Nearly a decade after his diagnosis, Michael founded the research company ‘Michael J. Fox Foundation’ which carries out numerous studies and research on the benefits of using CBD and marijuana for Alzheimer’s disease. The company also provides funds for CBD-related studies and Alzheimer’s research.
21. Busy Phillips
Dealing with anxiety has been tough for American actress, producer, director and writer Busy Philips who has been open about her love and support for CBD. Busy has claimed that regularly snacking on CBD chocolates and gummy bears have greatly helped her tackle her anxiety and other issues.
22. Melissa Etheridge
Singer and songwriter Melissa Ethridges is also one of the longest supporters of cannabis who later went on to purchase 47 acres of farmland in California and named it ‘Ethridge Farms’ where she cultivated her own cannabis plants. She further partnered with the cannabis dispensary ‘Greenway Compassionate Relief’ where she began to cultivate cannabis-infused wine.
23. Camilla Hansson
Camilla Hansson became Miss Sweden in 2014 and began using CBD to manage her symptoms that she suffered from. Upon finding relief from her symptoms, she went on to launch her company ‘Camilla Organics’ and started a line of premium quality CBD products with the aim to help other women like herself who were struggling with health issues.
24. Kristen Bell
Actress and singer Kristen Bell’s constant fight against anxiety and depression since the age of 18 is what led her to CBD. She soon began to use CBD in the form of tinctures to help ease her muscles after a long day of workout. Her CBD company ‘Happy Dance’ includes an affordable line of CBD self-care products.
25. Oliver Stone
Director and filmmaker Oliver Stone began his CBD use soon after returning from the Vietnam war. Before starting out as a filmmaker, Oliver had fought in the US army and developed PTSD as a result. He began advocating for CBD after realizing that its regular usage had helped alleviate his symptoms.
26. Leighton Meester
Leighton Meester, a working mom and star of the popular American drama series Gossip Girl explained that using CBD on a regular basis had alleviated her stress and helped keep her calm and centred.
27. Pete Davidson
Comedian and actor Pete Davidson believes that using CBD is extremely beneficial for relaxing muscles and reducing pain. He advocates CBD.
28. Minka Kelly
American-born model and actress Minka Kelly in an instagram post announced that her favourite chug in the morning involved a CBD beverage which helped relax the body. The drink known as ‘Dirty Lemon + CBD beverage’ which contains around 20mg of CBD.
29. Seth Rogen
Popular actor and comedian Seth Rogan is one of the well-known celebrities who use CBD and also endorse it. He is also the founder of ‘Hilarity for Charity’, a non-profit organization which aims to aid patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. He is a huge supporter of CBD and is particularly interested in the benefits of the compound for Alzheimer’s disease. Seth is a frequent user of hemp-derived CBD oil and spends a large portion of his time spreading awareness about the numerous benefits of Cannabidiol.
30. Steve Kerr
NBA coach Steve Kerr recommends all NBA players use the compound. He has used CBD enriched products for pain relief in the past and publicly stands in support of cannabis.
Author Madhuri Ramesh