Celebrities Who Use CBD and Medical Marijuana

Celebrities Who Use CBD and Medical MarijuanaCelebrities Who Use CBD and Medical Marijuana

More and More Celebrities are Reporting That They Use CBD and Medical Marijuana

Celebrities Who Use CBD and Medical Marijuana

Along with its use in pop culture, cannabis has a rich history in the field of medicine. With the recent legalization of marijuana in Canada, a positive conversation surrounding the drug is on the rise in America, and especially its healing properties.

Many cite marijuana's healing properties related to alleviating the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, and a whole range of other pains.

Although the following celebrities swear by the benefits they experience from medical marijuana, INSIDER can't verify the science behind the following 10 claims. Additionally, the limited research done on marijuana means we still have big questions about its medicinal properties. If you suffer from any ailments, always discuss potential treatments with your doctor.

It's also unclear whether the following celebrities have medical cannabis cards, with some even speaking out about using marijuana medicinally before it was legalized.

Here is a list of famous people who talked about using marijuana for medical purposes.  Celebrities Who Use CBD and Medical Marijuana.

Celebrities Who Use CBD and Medical Marijuana  Olivia Newton-John and Cannabis/Medical Marijuana

Condition: Cancer

Olivia Newton John's Cannabis story:  Olivia has been taking cannabis (marijuana), for a few years now after having been hesitant at first. Her husband, John Easterling has been passionate about cannabis/medical marijuana and even grows 21 strains of the plant!  Olivia reports that she feels much better and does not have to depend on morphine and opioids for pain relief.  She started slowly while she started experimenting with medical marijuana and believes in the entourage effect (whole plant use that includes CBD and THC). Olivia says that this treatment has been life-changing.

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Celebrities Who Use CBD and Medical Marijuana  Rob Gronkowski and CBD

Condition: Pain

What is Rob Gronkowski using Cannabis for?  Recently retired New England Patriot, Rob Gronkowski found CBD this year after he jammed some of his toes in a soccer game. After applying CBD based cream to his feet he felt relief and was stunned by the efficacy.  He has since partnered with a CBD producer to develop a cannabis-derived CBD cream that will hopefully help others with their chronic pain.  CNBC has the story about Gronowski and his thoughts on business, Mark Cuban and Michael Strahan.

Celebrities Who Use CBD and Medical Marijuana  Whoopi Goldberg and Cannabis

Condition: Glaucoma+ and Menstrual Cramps

Whoopi has spoken in the past about medical marijuana use to relieve pressure and pain from glaucoma.  She substituted the cannabis for Advil to take the ache out! She has even started her own line of cannabis products that aim to help women with relief for menstrual cramps. The marijuana-infused products will include a balm, a tincture, sipping chocolate, and a bath soak. USA TODAY has more about Whoopi and her company.

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Celebrities Who Use CBD and Medical Marijuana  Tommy Chong and Hemp Oil w/Cannabis

Condition: Prostate Cancer

Tommy Chong of "Cheech and Chong," the comedy duo revealed to CNN he was using hemp oil with cannabis to treat his stage one prostate cancer. He explained that he quit smoking the drug for health reasons years before, and was ingesting the oil at night.

He was declared cancer-free after a year, and when it came back, he used a combination of radiation and high-CBD oil treatments to conquer it, according to International High Life.

He is one of the many celebrities to have his own line of marijuana products.

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Celebrities Who Use CBD and Medical Marijuana  Morgan Freeman and Marijuana

Condition: Fibromyalgia Pain

A vocal user of the substance since his 2003 interview with The Guardian where he proclaimed, "Never give up the ganja," Freeman is a huge fan of the drug.

He told The Daily Beast, "Marijuana has many useful uses. I have fibromyalgia pain in this arm, and the only thing that offers any relief is marijuana. They're talking about kids who have grand mal seizures, and they've discovered that marijuana eases that down to where these children can have a life. That right there, to me, says, ‘Legalize it across the board!'"

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Celebrities Who Use CBD and Medical Marijuana  Patrick Stewart and Cannabis Spray

Condition: Pain

The 78-year-old "Logan" star told Esquire UK, "My hands don't work very well. But thanks to cannabis they work much better than they used to. Thanks to the law in California now, it's just a spray that I put on."

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Celebrities Who Use CBD and Medical Marijuana  Melissa Etheridge and Marijuana

Condition: Breast Cancer

In 2004, Etheridge's friend, singer-songwriter David Crosby of Crosby, Stills & Nash, told her to try medicinal marijuana while she on chemo.

"I'm like, ‘No, I'm going to go this natural way,'" she explained, laughing to Yahoo in their Weed & the American Family series. "I'm gonna go with this one plant that [the] side effect is euphoria. I think I'm OK with that when I'm on chemo!"

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