As the rise of CBD oilsweeps the world,prejudice is lifting, propaganda is lessening, and opinions are changing. This has been helped by some of the famous faces who publicly declare their support – here are our top five:
1. Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi was suffering from stress, pain and glaucoma – all which were relieved by CBD. After seeing the benefits for herself, Whoopi put her money where her mouth is by launching her own CBD products company.
2. Nate Diaz
The former UFC champion first announced he used a vape pen to smoke CBD oil during a press conference on his fight with McGregor in 2016: "It's CBD” he said. “It helps with the healing process and inflammation and stuff like that. You want to get this for before or after the fight, in training, to make your life a better place.”
He later tweeted: “Shout out to all the homies in the #NFL the #Olympians in #Rio and all contact sports that are finding healthier ways to deal with their head trauma and wear and tear on their bodies by attacking their injuries with CBD oil.”
3. Joe Rogan
The stand-up comedian and MMA commentator is a very vocal advocate of CBD, taking to the likes of Twitter to sarcastically proclaim: “CBD is a non-psychoactive compound in marijuana that shows promise in epilepsy and pain therapy, so the DEA wants to class it with heroin.”
4. Morgan Freeman
Freeman suffers from fibromyalgia following a serious accident he had in 2008. He’s used CBD to treat it and has been an enthusiastic campaigner ever since. He’s adamant it’s the only thing that has helped him.
5. Jennifer Anniston
The Friends star spoke to U.S. Weekly about her views, saying: “CBD helps with pain, stress and anxiety. It has all the benefits of marijuana without the high”.