CBD is sweeping the globe, with more and more people becoming aware of its health benefits--particularly with pain and anxiety. The fact that it doesn't get you high--since it has little or no THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana--means it's legal almost everywhere.
Many celebrities have jumped in on the bandwagon either starting their own CBD companies or publicly taking pride in their use of CBD oils. Mike Tyson is well known for crediting marijuana and CBD with saving him after a wildly successful but brutal on the brain career in boxing.
Justin Trudeau the Prime Minister of Canada is known to use CBD to relax after a long day fending of Donald Trump's trade shenanigans against U.S. allies.
Dave Chappelle has mentioned weed in his comedy routines for decades, but now he's able to be very out in the open about his use and celebrate CBD's benefits.
Patrick Stewart of Star Trek and X-men has gotten in on the fun too, having helped found a British research company which looks for for pain and inflammation therapies, especially with CBD.
“This is an important step forward for Britain in a field of research that has for too long been held back by prejudice, fear, and ignorance. I believe this program of research might result in benefits for people like yself as well as millions of others," Stewart told the Swissx blog.
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“With all the legalization of marijuana happening, there’s evidence that it can be helpful in a medicinal sense for people," Paltrow told Swissx Blog. "That it can really be an alternative pain management system and, in some cases, helpful for depression. It’s incredible to see people who can’t sleep, or have chronic pain, report really positive results, and it’s a natural substance.”
One of the major leaders in the CBD business is Swissx, known for its outrageous CEO, Alki David, who has starred in the Bank Job, created the dead celebrity hologram business, and been profiled by The Hollywood Reporter, the Wall Street Journal, the Daily Mail and New York magazine to name a few. Swissx counts many celebrities as users and ambassadors including that ultimate guru of weed, Tommy Chong who stopped by the private Swissx club earlier this year to smoke in hologram form with Alki.
Others who visit the private club on Hollywood Boulevard include hip hop's Chief Keef, Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, and Lil Twist.
Last fall Scott Disick of Keeping up with the Kardashians came by to exclaim on stage that he keeps extra Swissx CBD around his house for guests and delights in curing any ailment they mention.
Other celebrities who have praised Swissx include Donatella Versace, Dave Navarro of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ex-NFL star Tully Banta-Cain, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.