A new decade is upon us! Looking back at the past 10 years, the acceptance of medicinal cannabis has come a long way. From banned and illegal to allowed and recreational, we’re in a much better place now. We hope that CBD continues to gain popularity because there are so many people who stand to benefit from it. Now that 2020 is here, we’re taking a look back at some of the highest-profile CBD advocates to date.


Kim Kardashian

US Magazine

“I’ve been a huge fan of CBD ever since I started feeling overwhelmed, which came with starting law school and having a fourth baby,” she explained in a Poosh post published on Wednesday, October 16. “It was a combination of feeling like I’m not going to have time for myself and thinking this is going to be too overwhelming, and not really believing in myself that I can do it or surrounding myself with the people who can help.”

The KKW Beauty founder went on to note that much of her anxiety stemmed from concern over her children’s well-being, worries about not having enough time for her husband, Kanye West, and keeping up with the rigorous demands of law school.

Katie Couric

Lite FM interview

“It works on your neurotransmitters and apparently reduces anxiety. I tried a lot of products, I talked to experts, and I talked to Kristen Bell who’s a regular user of CBD. She uses the tincture which you put under your tongue and she’s been very open about her anxiety.”

Dakota Johnson


Raise your hand if you think that trying to catch some sleep on the plane is the absolute worst? Dakota Johnson is right there with you. To help the zzzs come a little easier, Johnson relies on CBD oil to do the trick when she’s up in the air. “I try to knock myself out on planes; otherwise my whole world falls apart,” she told Elle in an interview.

Jennifer Aniston

US Weekly

The former Friends star told Us that she, too, had found impressive benefits cannabidiol oil. “CBD helps with pain, stress and anxiety. It has all the benefits of marijuana without the high,” she said.

Olivia Wilde

New York Times

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

Busy Philips


For me, getting the endorphins and the sweat every morning is part of what I think helps me keep it in check. I’ve also done acupuncture for it; the infrared sauna helps, and the CBD and THC gummies, which I’m a very strong proponent of now.

Minka Kelly


The 38-year-old Friday Night Lights alum posted an Instagram Story in August of 2018 with the DIRTY LEMON x Beboe + cbd drink, calling it her “new favorite morning chug.” The beverage is said to provide euphoria, full-body relaxation and a clear head.

Leighton Meester (Shape)


“I do little touches during the day to make myself feel more centered or rejuvenated. I drink my tea in the morning, have an essential oil diffuser in my trailer, and use a foam roller to give myself a massage whenever I have a chance. I use CBD [cannabidiol] balm to try to reduce the stress and tension in my shoulders and hands.

Emma Roberts

US Magazine

The American Horror Story actress posted an Instagram Story on January 2, with some of her favorite products from Mazz Hanna, including their new CBD-infused bath tonic created to make bathing even more fabulously relaxing. Roberts clarified that her love for these products was genuine, writing, “#notanad” on the post.

Gwynyth Paltrow

Into the Glass

Homework, hanging out, someone asking me if they can buy something on Amazon, me saying no—just normal mom stuff. Dinner, bath. And I try to get in bed by, like, 9:30. I’m a pretty good sleeper. If I have a particularly stressful time, someone gave me some CBD oil in a little drop. It doesn’t make you stoned or anything, just a little relaxed.

Kristin Bell


Bell has been a long-standing believer in CBD products. The Good Place actress shared a photo of her fav CBD-infused lotion to her Instagram Stories way back in June 2018, writing that it helps her “sore muscles after working out.”

Mandy Moore


“This year I’m trying some CBD oil on my feet, which my stylist recommended. I asked her if there was some kind of numbing cream, and she was like, ‘No! Try CBD Oil.’ So it could be a really exciting evening! I could be floating this year,” said Moore, referring to her stylist Erica Cloud, who dressed the actress in a black Rosie Assoulin gown with a red belt as part of the Time’s Up movement.

Her stylist, Kara Welch, has called CBD, “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 evening much more fun.”

Martha Stewart


“One little dog out of my five dogs [a French bulldog], who has a little anxiety — not much but a little — he gets a few drops of CBD oil every day and responds quite favorably,” shares Stewart.

Alessandra Ambrosio

Well + Good

Brazilian supermodel and Victoria’s Secret angel Alessandra Ambrosio mentioned in an interview with Well + Good that she uses CBD oil when she finds herself unable to calm down her thoughts and get a good night’s sleep, as getting full eight hours of rest before her fashion shows is one of the key elements to her success.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta


“Make no mistake: Cannabis is a medicine. Over the last six years, through countless articles and essays, and now five documentary films, my team and I have made that case and we have provided the proof. At times, it can heal when nothing else can. Denying people this substance represents a moral issue just as much as a medical one.”

Joe Rogan

The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast

“Here, Rogan talks with Maynard James Keenan, frontman for the band Tool, about using CBD oil to alleviate anxiety. He even calls it one of the best things he’s ever tried for anxiety. “I didn’t even know I had anxiety until I started taking CBD,” he tells Keenan”. (via Remedy Reviews)


Derrick Morgan (NFL)

Denver Post

“After researching, finding out more and more about it, I realized this is something guys should know about,” Morgan said. “You don’t have to take it, but you should at least know about it if it’s going to help you protect your brain and protect your body.”

Jake Plummer (NFL)

Denver Post

Last summer, Plummer added CBD to his regimen. He ingests the oil and rubs the gel on his wrists and back. He doesn’t get high, but he is able to play two to three games of handball with “the young cats.”

“I’ve used every tincture and fad known to man that comes through to claim pain relief,” he said. “This one really does give me some relief in the area of discomfort.”

Anecdotal evidence and preclinical research, often on animals, suggest CBD is effective in treating neuropathic pain and inflammation without getting users high; tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.

Bubba Watson (Golf)


The pro-golfer has been a leading advocate for CBD use in the sport. “I’ve had doctors involved to do my research and see what companies out there make a product that’s safe for me and safe for my family. It was a no brainer,” says the 12-time PGA Tour winner. “There’s no bad stuff in it, there are no chemicals in there that will mess you up or make you fail a drugs test. There are certain companies we trust.”

Mike Tyson (Boxing)

Vapor Vanity

In a recent episode of Joey Diaz’s podcast “The Church of What’s Happening Now”, former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson discussed his new weed business.

The discussion between him and Joey Diaz quickly turned to CBD, also known as cannabidiol. Joey Diaz asked Tyson “You love CBD oil?” The champ replied “Yeah, I think it’s the miracle oil.” Diaz reples “Me too.” He then goes on to discuss his favorite brand of CBD tinctures, gummies, and ointments.

Megan Rapinoe (USWNT)

Boston Globe

Rapinoe said she believes in CBD and has used it “for a number of years so far, and I’ve seen really good benefits for me. It’s something that’s part of my daily routine now and something that’s certainly part of my recovery routine.”

“There actually is a lot of research done in the cannabis industry and on CBD, it’s just all (not) considered ‘white paper research,’ which means it hasn’t been published through universities or our federal government, which personally I feel is a huge disservice to the American people and the industry,” said Rapinoe. “There should have been and there should be right now government-funded studies so we can have credible data we want.”

Nate Diaz (MMA)

One reporter asks what exactly he is smoking. He’s not actually smoking, but vaping is still new to some, and they don’t understand the difference yet. Diaz picks up the vape pen and says, “It’s CBD. It helps with the healing process, the inflammation and stuff like that. You want to do this before and after a fight, during training, it will make your life a better place.”

He doesn’t have anything to hide. “CBD is not pot. It’s not “marijuana”.

Al Harrington (NBA)

Golden State of Mind

You can (and should) watch the full 15-minute “The Concept of Cannabis” documentary that Harrington made in partnership with Uninterupted. Pay particular attention to what Harrington says around around the 9 minute mark about his use of cannabidiol (CBD), a compound that has significant medical benefits, but does not make people feel “stoned.” Harrington started taking CDB in 2012 instead of traditional pain medicine like Vicodin: “CBD. It’s like the anti-inflammatory part…I was self-prescribing myself through people in the industry.”

Harris and Bell said they were confident that anyone who uses Pure Spectrum products would not test positive for THC.

“We have hundreds of athletes using our product and more than 1,000 members of the military,” Bell said. “We understand we are dealing with the livelihoods of these people.”

Harris said research he did ahead of the deal had allowed the federation to answer questions it received from triathletes at every level about CBD’s benefits and risks compared with other forms of medicine.

“Athletes prefer not to take prescription drugs,” Harris said. “They want organic and healthy. They want to find something more natural.”

Floyd Landis (Cyclist)

Washington Post

Landis says he became interested in cannabis as a pain reliever after developing an addiction to opioids following hip surgery. A resident of Colorado when that state legalized marijuana products, he began experimenting with them to see if they might help.

“It’s not something I was exposed to as an athlete, but it was effective in allowing me to wean off opioids,” he says. “Now I use CBD daily as a pain reliever.” He says many athletes prefer “natural” alternatives for pain relief, and cannabis has an appeal for that reason. “Oftentimes, what limits athletes’ progression in sport is pain,” he says. To them, “cannabis appears relatively safe with few adverse side effects.”

Landis acknowledges the lack of data about the medical uses of CBD. “Right now, it’s mostly anecdotal,” he says. “Topical products are popular with people who want to treat localized pain.”

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