Celebrities that Use CBD-Do They Know Better?

Hollywood Uses CBD Oil

It’s the latest trend. Everybody is talking about CBD.

A lot of states in the U.S. and countries all over the world have made CBD oil legal and accessible to the public (with some slight variations from state to state) and the scientific community has been investigating it intensively.

Known for centuries for its therapeutic potential, CBD oil has taken the world by the storm thanks to its numerous health benefits.

It has also conquered Hollywood.

Would I be exaggerating if I said that CBD is as famous as the celebrities that use it?

Don’t answer now! Read the rest of the article and tell me your opinion later.

Dr Oz on CBD oil

What is CBD?

CBD oil is a non-psychoactive component of cannabis sativa.

Studies have found that it has anxiolytic and anti-inflammatory properties. It can treat various health issues like arthritis, anxiety disorders along with several neuropathies and dermatological problems. It can be used to fight drug or tobacco addiction and alcohol use disorder.

The list of health problems it helps with is long. So is the list of the celebrities that endorse cannabinoids.

Let’s meet them.

Lights, Camera, Action !!

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi is a famous cannabinoid advocate and consumer. She says she has a private relationship with Sippy, her vape pen. She uses cannabinoids for stress, discomfort, pressure, pain, and glaucoma. Recently, she and Maya Elisabeth started a company called Whoopi & Maya. Their firm sells CBD edibles, tinctures, salves, topicals, and a THC bath soak.

Morgan Freeman

You all know him. What, perhaps, you don’t know about him, is that he is a passionate activist regarding the legalization of cannabis.

He started advocating for CBD after an almost fatal car accident in 2008. Freeman uses CBD products to treat the chronic pain caused by the accident. He also uses THC to treat his fibromyalgia.

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks On CBD

(Tom Hanks, CNN: October 23, 2017)

CNN: “So Tom, how did you find out about CBD?”

TOM HANKS: “The first time I ever tried CBD was to help soothe my anxiety.

I was fed up with taking various pills to try and make me “Better”… It wasn’t how I wanted to live my life anymore.

So I gave CBD oil a try. It was a huge relief for me to feel like myself, yet the edge was gone. A bonus to the whole thing was the relief from various aches and pains I have. Especially the Arthritis in my knees. It IMMEDIATELY alleviated 90% of my pain.”

Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991 at the age of 29. His condition forced him to semi-retire from acting at the turn of the century. He has since begun using CBD as a means of alleviating his Parkinson’s symptoms.

According to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research that a high amount of cannabinoid receptors are found in the human basal ganglia, which is a circuit of brain cells that controls movement and is affected by  Parkinson’s disease.

MJFF has funded several studies according to which, cannabinoids, like CBD, may help to protect brain cells via antioxidant and anti-inflammatory mechanisms.

“If there is anything working with CBD oil has shown me, it’s that there is always hope. Even for the hopeless.” M.J.Fox


Jennifer Aniston

Aniston Uses CBD For Anxiety

This down-to-earth celebrity has openly admitted her struggle with pain, anxiety, and stress. It doesn’t surprise me that she turned to CBD to feel good on a daily basis.

‘CBD helps with pain, stress, and anxiety’, Jennifer Aniston told US Weekly, ‘it has all the benefits of Marijuana without the high’.

One thing that I haven’t been able to discover is whether she uses hemp oil cosmetics. Her skin is so radiant that makes me suspicious: Is CBD her beauty secret?


Her Royal Highness Rihanna uses products infused with CBD oil which seem to be the new beauty trend in Hollywood.

Seth Rogen

Canadian actor and comedian Seth Rogen is a strong believer in the benefits of CBD for Alzheimer’s prevention. Motivated by his mother-in-law’s condition (She was diagnosed suffering from Alzheimer’s),  he spoke in Congress about the state of Alzheimer research and the public perception of people with the disease

Seth Rogen Tweet CBD

He has founded a non-profit organization Hilarity for Charity with his wife. HFC researches into treatments and care for Alzheimer’s disease sufferers, including the use of CBD oil as a potential treatment tool

Tommy Chong

Canadian-American Tommy Chong besides being an actor, writer, director, and musician, he is also an activist for cannabis rights. When talking about his recovery from prostate cancer in 2012 he credits the healing effects of CBD oil. “I kicked cancer’s ass,” he said

Tommy Chong's Tweet on CBD

Montel Williams

Montel Williams uses CBD

Back in 1999,  TV host, radio talk show host and actor Montel Williams was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

MS is a very painful disease which affected the patient’s body from head to toes and causes his immune system to attack the insulation around the nerves.

MS was followed by a depression so severe that made Montel Williams attempt suicide jumping in front of a taxi.

When prescription meds weren’t enough to ease his pain, Montel sought relief in cannabis extracts.

He vapes concentrated forms of CBD and believes that CBD helps him function in everyday life. He has become a spokesman of CBD and has his own line of cannabis and hemp derived CBD products.

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David Crosby

The singer and songwriter of Crosby, Stills & Nash, and friend of Melissa Etheridge suggested that she should try cannabis while on chemo.

Melissa Etheridge

The famous rock star and winner of 2 Grammy Awards was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004.  

She had to undergo chemo and surgical procedures. Etheridge turned to CBD to treat the pain and the discomfort that accompanied her treatment. She fully recovered from cancer and she continues using CBD to fight gastrointestinal issues and advocating for cannabis legalization.

Oliver Stone

Oliver Stone Endorses CBD

Oliver Stone is a CBD advocate due to years of use to treat his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder he brought home after the Vietnam war.

He managed to deal with his psychological trauma with the help of cannabis products. Stone believes that CBD can help people manage various problems and should be made easily available to people in need.

Cynthia Nixon

Nixon is an unstoppable political activist and her liberal political ideas are known to all.

I’m not, at all, surprised that she endorses CDD use. Nixon has expressed her desire for the legalization of cannabis in the state of New York and the immediate release of all those people incarcerated for cannabis use and possession over the years. Nixon for mayor!

Jack Nicholson

Perhaps Jack Nicholson should join forces with Cynthia Nixon since they share the same ideas.  Nicholson characterizes prescription medicines as narcotics harmful to public health and wants to see cannabis legal before he dies.

Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson Uses CBD For Anxiety

The “Fifty Shades of Grey”star has revealed suffering from an anxiety disorder in the past. Prone to panic attacks she uses CBD to get some peace of mind and to relax her nervous system.  

During an interview with Elle, she admitted of being a big fan of CBD and she revealed that CBD is her secret to getting some shut-eye while on long flights.

Susan Sarandon

Awesome actress and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Susan Sarandon has openly revealed her opinion on cannabis products.  

She suggests that CBD is a great natural product that should be combined with wellness practices like yoga and meditation. Sarandon believes that the use of CBD will help people be relieved from pain and anxiety and avoid being exposed to the side effects and risks associated with prescription drugs.

Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart Uses CBD

Today, Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the USS Enterprise is 79 years old. Talking about getting old, he confessed to Esquire UK:

“I mean, my main problem is 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.”

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Karla Welch

The stylist of Justin Bieber, Olivia Wilde, and other Hollywood stars prepares her clients to endure the pain of 8-inch stilettos on the Red Carpet with something more new age and much more effective: CBD infused cream.

She wrote on Instagram:  

“Pain and wellness cream with CBD is the absolute CURE for aching feet on the red carpet. Don’t worry, your feet ain’t going to get high but this miracle cream is going to make a long #GoldenGlobes evening much more fun. So until designers learn how to make a stiletto as comfy as sneakers, @thelordjones is in my styling kit.”

Thanks to Karla Welch

Katy Perry

Ruth Negga

Kristen Bell

Busy Phillips

Mandy Moore

Sarah Paulson

Stacy London

Jessica Seinfeld

and even

Justin Bieber

are applying CBD topicals to sore and affected areas after an evening on the red carpet.

Presumably, Busy Philipps and Mandy Moore carry it in their bags. Philips was spotted writing to Kristen Bell on Instagram the night of the Golden Globes:  “Get that CBD cream on your feet! Go have fun!!!!”

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Sam Simon

The creator of The Simpsons was diagnosed with terminal colon cancer in 2012 and was given 3 to 6 months time.

He used CBD to deal with the symptoms of his disease and managed to live for 3 years more. He died in 2015 but the cannabis community is grateful to him for his direct support and outspokenness on the cannabis subject.

Ghost Face Killah

Dennis Coles (a.k.a. Ghostface Killah) isn’t just a rapper. The member of the Wu-Tang Clan is also working on his “Wu-Goo” line of CBD oil which will contain a high percentage of THC and will be available as vape cartridges.

Zachary Levi

When asked on Twitter how he managed to maintain his positive attitude he answered :

Zachary Levi Tweets CBD

“Beyond that, I would highly recommend looking into CBD oil. I think it’s one of the creator’s greatest gifts, particularly for stress and anxiety.”

Zachary Levi

Gene Simmons

Although he has never smoked a joint, rock icon, Gene Simmons, frontman for KISS and noted anti-drug advocate,  praises the amazing benefits of CBD. He has recently invested in a Canadian cannabis grower. Simmons told CNNMoney:

 “I’ve got $10 million wrapped up in the stock because I believe in it”.

Olivia Newton-John

When Grease star announced in May 2018 that she had been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer for the third time she said she was going to fight it in part with “natural wellness therapies.”. Although she didn’t specify which remedies she would use, her daughter revealed details about her plans  on Instagram

“I want to thank all of you for your love and support. My mom and best friend is going to be fine. She will be using medicine that I often talk about. CBD oil! (Cannabis has scientifically proven properties to inhibit cancer cell growth) and other natural healing remedies plus modern medicine to beat this.”

Snoop Dog

Often seen with a join in his hand, he largely attributes his transformation, from a hate-filled-gangster to a love-giver, to cannabis. He has always defended the use and legalization of both THC and CBD products.

Alessandra Ambrosio

Alessandra Ambrosio Uses CBD

‘It helps me sleep when I’m anxious. The most important thing to do (before a runway show) is to sleep eight hours the night before but it’s hard because the mind gets anxious, so I try CBD oil and I think it helps.’

revealed Victoria’s Secret model.

Joe Rogan

Known for ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ podcast, Joe Rogan said

‘Everybody should understand that cannabidiol is non-psychoactive compound, which is found in the cannabis plant.

Most of the traditional medicine corporations are against usage. Nevertheless, thousands of people are still rooting for CBD because it has successfully worked for patients with inflammation, chronic arthritis, headaches, and many more diseases.

Advil and Ibuprofen are among the most popular medications, which are mainly used to reduce the pain due to a headache. On the contrary, cannabidiol does the same, although it is a completely natural mixture with no chemicals within it.’

Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde Takes CBD For Pain

Interviewed by the New York Times, she said that she uses CBD to relieve physical aches during Broadway.

“Recently I did a play on Broadway for six months, and my body was wrecked. My neck was really tight. The CBD has relaxing benefits, and the idea is to avoid using too many painkillers.”

Kathy Ireland

Ex-model Kathy Ireland’s marketing company Level Brands will cooperate with Isodiol, a Canadian CBD brand to launch  five CBD supplements .

It’s obvious that CBD has invaded Hollywood. The stars believe in CBD oil and use it to cope with the difficulties of their job and lifestyle. You don’t have to be a celebrity to endorse it and use it for its benefits.

With the growing scientific knowledge on its potential and beneficial impact on health and beauty, let us hope that it will invade our lives, too !!!

If you have any questions, you want to share your personal experience or you know a Hollywood star who uses CBD and isn’t in the list, that leave a comment below.

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DISCLAIMER: The content of this article is for informational purposes only. It is not meant to substitute  professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.The information provided is not meant to alleviate or cure any disease or disorder. Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider for any medical condition.


  1. Effie,
    The fact that this amount of celebrities are supporting the use of CBD oil should tell every one something. Some of the big advantages is that you can discard some of your prescription medicines that control chronic pain. I have used CBD oil for several months and it helps with the pain of arthritis from many damaged joints in my body.
    Celebrities that promote this product will only make the promotion a little easier. The list that you have here has a lot of people in the news daily, this should help with promotion of this valuable product.

    1. I totally agree with you, John! Celebrities have the means to look for what’s best for their well being and can positively-in this case- influence the public. Diets, workouts, all stuff a celebrity chooses become a “must”. Let’s hope people will follow their lead.

  2. Hi Effie,
    this is nice to read, seeing that celebrities also use CBD, makes it more acceptable in some kind of way. I didn’t know there were so many celebrities using it. It deserves to get more attention as it apparently does great things for our health.

    1. Hi Karen. It’s true, celebrities use it for their own reasons. The good thing is that they influence the public with their choices, which, in this case, are excellent !

  3. That was interesting to read, especially because not all of the celebrities use CBD oil for stress. It’s amazing how many ailments it can relieve. I’m considering trying it myself and suggesting it to my husband but I have a couple of concerns and would value your input.
    1) My husband is on several prescription medications and I wonder if there are any that should not be taken with CBD oil. 2) As for myself, I would take it for pain but I’m already a very calm person and I worry that it might mellow me out too much. What do you think?

    1. Hello Theresa! Thanks for your comment and visit! 1) Yes, there are prescription meds CBD interacts with: blood thinners for example. Any drug that is metabolized by the liver will be affected by CBD. This means that anything from steroids to antibiotics or antidepressants will be affected. I don’t know which specific meds your husband takes so I suggest that he talk to his doctor about his decision to use CBD and follow his advice. 2) No, CBD won’t mellow you out too much. It isn’t a sedative. In smaller doses, it stimulates alertness and reduces daytime sleepiness. I hope my answers were helpful. If you need more information don’t hesitate to contact me

  4. I had no idea that so many celebrities were supporting CBD. I knew that it was becoming popular, but that is very shocking. I do think it is a good thing that could have great health impacts in the future.

    1. Welcome, Isaac! Indeed, a lot of celebrities endorse it and use it for its great health benefits. And so do athletes. Stay tuned for my next article!

    2. Wow, you sure know your stuff! Thanks for the additional information. I think CBD oil is going to work well for me; I can’t wait to try it!

  5. This was a REALLY great read. It was interesting to see which celebrities use CBD and why. My dad has Parkinson’s and he does everything Michael J. Fox does to try and help with his symptoms, etc. While visiting me, we ordered CBD oil for him from a friend recommendation. Well we really didn’t know anything at the time about the strength, or really anything. So he spent a couple hundred bucks, had them shipped to my house. Tried them out for maybe two weeks, and then just discarded them saying, they didn’t do anything for him. I can now have a conversation with him and actually know what I am saying. He needs to try it again, and possibly just a higher strength.

    1. Celebrities’ choices have a great impact on our choices. M.J.Fox suffers from Parkinson’s ever since he was 29. He had the means to search the subject and choose his path. What people should understand with CBD oil -and all natural treating method- is that it needs time, patience the right product and the right dosage. I hope M.J.Fox’s story will help your father give it a REAL try this time

  6. I think cannabis should be legalized. Tobacco and alcohol are legal, and they are way more harmful. CBD is not even intoxicating, so I don´t see any problem. Of course the pharmaceutical industry does not like CBD, because they want to sell the medicine. I´m surprised so many celebrities are using CBD, but on the other hand if it´s so good it´s not so surprising.

    I got curious and googled if CBD is available in Finland. As I expected, it is not. But there is CBD-A available. Is CBD-A the same as CBD, or does it have the same benefits?

    1. Hello Kirsti and welcome to my website! I absolutely agree with you! Alcohol and tobacco are much more harmful, yet they are legal. And yes, big pharmas have to earn billions selling drugs! As far as CBDA and CBD are concerned: CBDa is the acidic precursor to CBD. When cannabis grows, it produces THCA and CBDA, not THC and CBD. We arrive at THC and CBD with the decarboxylation process. There is currently not enough research into the properties of CBDA, but what has been done has found potentially beneficial properties. We can say that CBD and CBDA have very similar properties

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