When was the last time you tried something for the first time? This week? Last month? Last year? I ask this question because I know from my 23 years of personal experience that expanding your comfort zone can be intimidating, and make you question, ‘is this really worth it?’. Sometimes, the only thing to bring you any type of security is knowing that other people have done it too. In today's society we tend to look to the entertainment industry; what are these actors, and musicians doing and can I do it too? They’re people just like you and I, but they’ve developed their public image around the idea that we as “regular people” have someone to look up to and help guide us on new paths. So, to answer the question ‘If they can do it, can we do it too?’ The answer is a definite YES.
When I started here at Discover CBD I had almost no knowledge of CBD but I wanted to learn more. I read articles about some celebrities like Seth Rogen and Willie Nelson using and advocating for CBD so it sparked my interest. I thought to myself, ‘well if big names like those two can stand behind this industry maybe it’s worth looking into.’ I am glad I did because it brought me to products like our Full-Spectrum and Broad-Spectrum Tinctures that have helped not only me but so many others in areas like stress management and sleep troubles. So, you might be asking yourself, ‘why would celebrities use CBD? There are probably hundreds of seemingly more effective alternatives they could be using that are right at their fingertips.’ Well, that should really speak volumes about CBD. Even with all of those alternative options these celebrities still chose to side with CBD for so many reasons.
Let’s start with Seth Rogen. He is a big name for this because back in 2014 he went in front of congress with a heartfelt speech regarding the urgent need to increase funding for CBD research. Stemming from his own family travesties, Rogen made it a point to educate on the serious benefits that come with CBD consumption, but unfortunately a majority of the representatives neglected to take him seriously. Some walked out during his speech and others simply did not show up to hear him out. Despite the lack of support, Seth Rogen still to this day is a large CBD Law advocate and continues to help this industry grow while educating the masses. He even created a non-profit organization called Hilarity for Charity, which he uses as a platform to teach people how to properly utilize CBD for pain management and other medical purposes.
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What if I told you that the older generation of musicians and actors also advocated for CBD? People like Martha Stewart all the way to Willie Nelson have made a point to express their support for CBD and they aren’t afraid to show it! Martha Stewart actually teamed up with Canopy Growth in 2019 to produce a hemp-based line of products that include cosmetics, food and even pet products! In an interview Martha Stewart mentioned that due to her extensive experience in the industry she felt that being a major voice for CBD would help reach her older audience and hopefully steer them away from the stigmatized reputation of CBD. Moving onto an industry icon: Willie Nelson. In early 2019, Nelson created his own line of CBD products called Willie’s Remedy. Products ranging from tinctures all the way to teas, coffees and even his own soothing balm. He also has a line of CBD products for pets called Willie’s Rescue. “As longtime animal advocates and pet owners, our family believes that the hemp plant has benefited our own animals. We want you and your best friends to experience the potential benefits of hemp together,” Willie and his wife Annie Nelson explain in an interview with Entertainment News.
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Last, but not least, is the powerhouse Mike Tyson. Even this world-renowned boxer has benefitted from the use of CBD. He’s been quoted saying he prefers CBD more than over the counter drugs, because prescription narcotics left him feeling strung out and not himself. In a recent interview Tyson said he thinks CBD tinctures are “miracle oils” because after years of trying different things like medical prescriptions, to getting into harder drugs, he found the best results with CBD products. After Tyson started seeing incredible results from CBD, he started to manufacture his own line of CBD products including his newest line of CBD infused water called DWiiNK. He also has products like his Copper Gel Ice which is a maximum strength cream. Eventually, Tyson plans to open a 40+ acre Cannabis Resort in California where people can stay and enjoy his products.
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In conclusion, even famous people want the world to know how benificial CBD products can be, so hopefully hearing about their inspirational stories helps fuel the desire to step out of that comfort zone. “If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got.” If you haven’t already tried CBD, I think you should take all of these positive experiences that these celebrities or even people like you and I have had and maybe give it a try! You never know what amazing results could come from it.