More Hollywood Icons are Supporting CBD and Hemp Extract

Advocacy groups, researchers, and passionate fans have worked diligently to clear up misinformation about CBD and hemp extract. Still, some socially conservative political and pop-culture figures have resisted the growing movement, speaking out against the rise of American legalization efforts for cannabis and its derivatives.

While the occasional antagonism of opponents has made waves in news media, they certainly seem to be the exception and not the norm. The NORC at the University of Chicago has conducted the General Social Survey for decades, compiling data on a breadth of contemporary issues. The study has collected data on the American public's perception of marijuana since 1973. The most recently released data from 2018 shows that 61% of those surveyed are in support of marijuana's legalization. More still are in support of non-psychoactive cannabinoids like CBD and hemp extract.

A number of celebrities have come forward in support of products made from CBD and hemp extract – and some are even making a profit from the popularity of both. This is encouraging news for fans of cannabidiol and broad spectrum hemp, as the diversity of offerings will continue to rise with each brand that enters the arena. So take a sip of your sparkling CBD soda, and read on to learn which celebrities just might be doing the same.

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks has graced our screens as a leading man in nearly a hundred roles over the course of his career, which has spanned nearly four decades. Hanks warmed our hearts with romantic comedy classics like You’ve Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle. He’s also showcased his range with gripping emotional displays in Cast Away and Saving Private Ryan. While Hanks has won more than eighty awards for his portrayals, he hasn’t always had it easy. The actor has spoken publically about his difficulties with clinical anxiety, as well as more recent physical maladies like arthritis. Hanks teamed up with researchers at Cornell University to study the effectiveness of CBD in the treatment of Type II Diabetes. Says Hanks, “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” Hanks can’t recommend cannabidiol highly enough - “the benefits of CBD oil are unlike anything any pill or medication can do.”

Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde has made a big name for herself in Hollywood as an acclaimed director, producer, activist and talented actress. She’s also turned heads as an accomplished and stunning model. While many of us would give anything to fill her shoes, wearing five inch heels daily for years takes a physical toll. Wilde has spoken to the painful strain of nonstop performance and showmanship, as and her subsequent struggles with chronic neck and foot pain. Hemp extract and CBD have been lifesavers for Wilde – granting much-needed relief from her pain, without dulling the energy she needs to stay at the top of her game. In Wilde’s words, “I’m a huge believer in terms of body care…the CBD has relaxing benefits, and the idea is to avoid using too many painkillers.”

Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox has been very open about his battle Parkinson’s Disease since his diagnosis in 1991. Just a year later, at the age of thirty, he founded the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. His foundation has studied the impact of cannabis on Parkinson’s symptoms at length – including non-psychoactive forms like phytocannabinoid-rich hemp extract. Fox’s foundation has unearthed early evidence suggesting that cannabinoids from CBD can help to protect the brain cells of its users, thanks to anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory components. Our bodies innately produce cannabinoids which help to regulate natural processes, including mood, appetite, and sleep. The cannabinoids found in CBD bind to these receptors in the brain, helping to alleviate problems relating to their dysregulation.

Tommy Chong

While Tommy Chong – of Cheech and Chong notoriety – has never been shy about his love of cannabis, he’s recently announced his endorsement of its non-intoxicating forms. Following his diagnosis with prostate cancer in 2012, Chong spoke to his love of CBD and the relief that he attributes to its usage. He’s since launched his own line of CBD products called “Chong’s Choice.”

Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman has vocally endorsed cannabis since his survival of a terrifying car crash in 2008. Freeman developed fibromyalgia from the crash, which causes chronic and severe muscle pain. Freeman actively endorses plant-based medicines such as PCR hemp extract, CBD, and cannabis – as he’s found tremendous pain relief with their help. We’re thankful to Morgan Freeman for voicing his support of homeopathic healing, so that others may find that same relief. If there’s a voice the world will listen to, it’s his.

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