Jennifer Aniston has become the latest of high profile celebrities to speak out in favor of CBD, revealing her use of the supplement in a recent interview with US weekly. The former Friends actress stated “CBD helps with pain, stress, and anxiety. It has all the benefits of cannabis, but without the high.”
Stars Reveal CBD Use
As an increasing number of Hollywood A-listers discuss their use of CBD, more and more attention from the mainstream media is now focusing on what CBD is and the depth of its potential uses.
Aniston is certainly one of the more famous people to speak out about CBD, with fellow actors Michael J. Fox and Olivia Wilde also discussing their experience with CBD in recent months. Fox, a revered member of the Hollywood community, has suffered from Parkinson’s Disease since he was just 29 and has long championed more research into medical cannabis through his own foundation. The likable former Spin City actor revealed “If there is anything working with CBD Oil has shown me, it’s that there is always hope. Even for the hopeless.”
Quite the testimony!
Actress Olivia Wilde also threw her weight behind CBD, when she told the New York Times: “I’ve been using this body lotion that has CBD in it. 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.”
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Added Weight to a Growing Body of Testimony
It is certainly becoming apparent that with an increasing number of celebrities revealing their use of CBD, there is a seachange developing in the general public’s perception towards CBD and medicinal cannabis.
While actors or sports stars are certainly not doctors or scientists, they are, by and large, respected members of our society and when someone as famous as Jennifer Aniston is prepared to speak out about an issue such as this, it adds a tremendous levity to the discussion that may not be possible without their contribution.
Whether we like it or not, actors, musicians, and sports stars often possess a level of fame that allows them to open up a national, or even international, debate on an issue of their choosing. When one, two or more people of influence begin to speak about that issue, they have the power to genuinely affect a real change. It may reflect badly on our modern-day world that celebrities are seen by many as the standard societal bearers, ahead of our doctors, scientists and politicians, but when someone as famous as Aniston or Fox speaks about an issue, the public will take notice.
We are not talking about celebrities who are merely endorsing a product or saying something to simply line their pockets; No, what we have, in fact, are genuine, human revelations. Just people with recognized names revealing their experience of CBD. When celebrities with millions of followers on Twitter or Instagram speak out, their words can help to inform or influence literally millions of people.
Of course, it would be foolish to do something just because Jennifer Aniston or Michael J. Fox says so, but it is unquestionably true that their contributions are absolutely vital as they help to open up a broader discussion on the possible benefits of CBD. There will have been many thousands of people reading Ms. Aniston’s interview in US weekly that may not have previously heard of CBD, so it’s entirely plausible that those same people will have now taken the time to learn more about CBD, simply because they read about Aniston’s use.
This kind of publicity is essential in our quest to open up a wider discussion about CBD and all its possible uses. With more and more high-profile users of CBD now coming forward, we fully expect further celebrities to reveal their support and usage of this incredible plant in due course.
Ultimately, the benefits of this could be huge with so many misunderstandings and stigmas still plaguing the consciousness of the less informed members of our community.
For those already in the know, it might seem trite to place such importance on the revelations of just 2 or 3 celebrities. But rest assured, the impact of these stories will be felt in the coming months and years, as CBD becomes more and more accepted within our local communities.
For many people, it’s much easier to talk about something when your favorite actress or sports star has spoken about that particular subject. We know that so many people are misinformed about cannabis and CBD, but it is expected that with more recognizable names revealing their use of CBD, people will become less reticent about both informing themselves – and then share that information with their friends and family.
It is not merely the responsibility of those in power or in the public eye to make the changes we want to see. We all have to be a part of that. As I’ve stated previously, knowledge is power and sharing is caring! By gaining the knowledge of CBD and all its potential benefits, we can hope to affect a significant change by informing the people closest to us.
It is essential that if CBD is to gain the recognition it truly deserves, we all must strive to break down the stigmas and misunderstandings that still remain today by being a positive voice. So many people are still afraid to reveal their usage of CBD due to the stigmas associated with everyday cannabis use, but it is our shared responsibility to make sure that as many people as possible become educated on this subject.
It might take a while. It might take a few frowns or nods of misunderstanding, but with time, and through the sharing of information by people like Aniston, Fox, and you and me, we can move towards a time when CBD is fully understood and recognized for the incredible plant that it truly is.