Cannabidiol or CBD is a non-psychotic substance found in marijuana and shows tremendous potential for the future of medicine. With this, CBD has been the talk of the town for years. Scientists have also expressed their interest in its medical and therapeutic uses. Today, the FDA has approved the CBD product Epidiolex to treat seizures caused by Lennox-Gastaut and Dravet syndrome in children aged two and beyond.
No wonder why the public has turned a keen eye on CBD. In fact, the CBD wave is starting to storm Hollywood. As a trusted retailer of premium cannabis in Alberta, Blue Buddha Canada will introduce some of the celebrities who have advocated for CBD use. Let’s take a look:
- Morgan Freeman
Many are surprised that the voice of God in the hit comedy, Bruce Almighty, is taking a sip of the controversial plant. In a 2003 interview with The Guardian, Freeman proclaimed that we would “never give up the ganja.”
He also said in The Daily Beast interview, “Marijuana has many useful uses. I have fibromyalgia pain in this arm, and the only thing that offers any relief is marijuana. They’re talking about kids who have grand mal seizures, and they’ve discovered that marijuana eases that down to where these children can have a life. That right there, to me, says, ‘Legalize it across the board!'”
- Michael J. Fox
In 1991, actor and writer Michael J. Fox got diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Currently, no treatment is available for his condition. But some drugs work to manage its symptoms, which includes CBD. His foundation, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, supports the reclassification of CBD to make it more accessible to the public. He has also donated for CBD research and development.
- Lady Gaga
As a pop superstar, Lady Gaga has shows night after night. As a result, she incurred cartilage damage on her hips during her Born This Way Tour. The singer, then, went through a series of surgical procedures to treat the damage. To manage her hip pain, Gaga admitted to having used CBD. However, her case didn’t go well. She told the Z100 Morning Show she was addicted to it and that she would smoke 15 to 20 joints per day.
- Patrick Stewart
You may have known him as Professor X in the X-men movies. But in real life, Patrick Stewart has also shown heroic deeds, especially for his tremendous support for CBD research.
The actor told Esquire UK, “My hands don’t work very well. But thanks to cannabis they work much better than they used to. Thanks to the law in California now, it’s just a spray that I put on.”
- Kim Kardashian .
The American model and socialite has expressed her praise for CBD. In an interview with Poosh, she mentioned that she’s been a huge CBD fan since she started feeling overwhelmed for having her fourth baby. She even hosted a CBD-themed baby shower and admitted that CBD gummies help her sleep well.