Why Celebrities Are Obsessed With CBD

Rob Gronkowski

CBD has been gaining popularity over the past decade with many different groups of people, including athletes, senior citizens, and even pet owners. But there is one group in particular that has been gravitating toward CBD products: Celebrities.

So why are celebrities so obsessed with CBD? Aside from openly using these products, celebrities are endorsing them, becoming ambassadors for CBD companies, and even starting their own CBD businesses.

Let’s explore what celebrities are currently associated with CBD and dig a little deeper to discover why so many are turning toward this hemp-derived product.

Celebrities Associated With CBD

Below are some celebrities that are currently associated with CBD in some manner, whether they are the owner of a company, or simply just a spokesperson.

Obviously this list isn’t all-inclusive, and more and more celebrities continue to join this growing list. Here are a few notable celebrities who have somewhat recently joined the CBD landscape:

Kristen Bell

Actress Kristen Bell is one of the most recent celebrities to jump into the CBD world. After trying products from the company Lord Jones, Bell decided to start her own CBD product line and named it Happy Dance.

Bell has put a focus on her company to provide safe, all-natural, and reasonably-priced products that anyone can afford. Her goal is to keep her price point between $15 and $30, and wants to make her products accessible to people who don’t live in big populated cities.

Rob Gronkowski

Originally retiring from the NFL at age 30, Rob Gronkowski has always been a big advocate for the benefits that CBD provides. He claims to have found CBD to be one of the best supplements he’s tried for pain management, and uses it to treat chronic pain associated with his injuries he acquired throughout his playing career.

After retiring in 2019, Gronk became an investor and spokesperson for the CBD company CBDMEDIC. He has since rejoined the NFL, but continues to collaborate with CBDMEDIC.

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg, Academy-Award winning actress, owns her own CBD product line that she calls “Whoopi & Maya.” The product line consists of various tinctures and lotions (products only sold in California and Colorado).

Goldberg initially teamed up with Maya Elisabeth in 2016 to start the company. Elisabeth is the founder of OM Edibles.

Other Notable Celebrities

We could spend all day going in-depth on the celebrities associated with CBD. To save you (and me) some time, here is a quick list of other celebrities associated with CBD:

  • Jennifer Anniston
  • Mandy Moore
  • Mike Tyson
  • John Legend
  • Montel Williams
  • Martha Stewart
  • Willie Nelson
  • Megan Rapinoe

Why Are Celebrities Obsessed With CBD?

Now that you’ve seen a list of celebrities associated with CBD (that’s only a small portion of them), it’s time to investigate the possibilities for why they’re obsessed with it.

Below are three primary reasons that we felt were relevant enough to mention. Everybody has their own success story, so the goal was to come up with reasons that could accurately explain why the majority of celebrities got into CBD.


Celebrities are on camera A LOT. Therefore, it only makes sense that they would want their skin always looking its best.

CBD benefits your skin in several different ways. First and foremost, CBD serves as an anti-inflammatory agent, reducing any puffy or swollen areas that wouldn’t be ideal for a photoshoot. That also makes it great for people dealing with conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

Most CBD skincare products are also loaded with antioxidants, helping you give your skin a natural glow. The antioxidants also help reduce oxidation, which damages cells of living organisms. By slowing this process, you can help keep yourself looking young; something that is important for most celebrities in order to have a long-lasting career.

CBD skincare products are gaining a lot of popularity, especially because they provide some of the fastest results when compared to other CBD products. This combination of instant results and long-lasting effects is definitely one of the main reasons that celebrities are obsessed with CBD.

Anxiety Relief

If you’ve ever found yourself with sweaty palms before presenting a slideshow to a group of your peers, imagine the pressure of constantly being watched by thousands of people.

Better yet, imagine waking up one morning and knowing all day that you’re attending an event where hundreds, if not thousands of photos will be taken of you (and we’ve all seen some unflattering angles of ourselves).

In the case of actors and actresses, there is a lot of pressure behind memorizing lines and pretending to be somebody else for hours, days, or even weeks at a time. And despite popular belief, these celebrities actually deal with a lot of anxiety on a daily basis.

This offers some explanation as to why celebrities are becoming obsessed with CBD products. When consumed, CBD creates an overall feeling of relaxation, helping you take those desperately-needed deep breaths that calm you down.

Researches aren’t completely sure of the exact science that defines how CBD works to reduce anxiety, but there is a large belief that it affects your serotonin levels, the chemical responsible for making you feel good.

Whatever the research currently shows, people know that CBD has been effectively treating anxiety-related disorders. As long as this proves to be effective, celebrities will continue to use it in an attempt to better manage their anxiety levels.

Extra Revenue

Who doesn’t enjoy having a little extra cash in their pocket? Celebrities have the fortunate advantage of having enough capital to invest in, or create, a CBD company. And with the rising popularity of these products, it creates a perfect scenario that allows them to create a new revenue stream.

CBD’s popularity combined with the following many of these celebrities have, whether on social media or through other channels, creates huge potential for their brand to immediately take off and begin generating revenue. After all, that’s the reason so many companies look to professional athletes and other celebrities to endorse their product.

Closing Thoughts

At the end of the day, it’s important to remember that celebrities are just everyday, regular people like you and I. The fact that CBD’s popularity is on the rise is because of everyone involved, including celebrities who are using it to treat the same conditions and symptoms that we are.

In fact, it bodes well for the CBD industry that so many celebrities are getting behind it to support this growing trend. As this popularity growth continues to reach new heights, one can only hope that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) puts permanent regulations in place to provide consistent and safe product testing for all CBD products. Thanks for reading, and stay safe out there!



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