The FDA is still dragging its feet on legitimizing CBD, but cannabidiol just got the stamp of approval from a far more powerful institution: Beyoncé.
In an August 10 interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Beyoncé, who turns 40 in September, dove into the past four decades of her life. She was a shy dreamer for the first 10, grew her career and established her independence in her 20s, then focused on building a family in her 30s.
Now, she says she doesn’t have to compete with herself anymore. She can focus more on her art, but all of those years dancing in stilettos have taken a toll on her body. She found one product to combat the wear and tear from 40 years of grinding.
She explained in the interview:
“I think like many women, I have felt the pressure of being the backbone of my family and my company and didn’t realize how much that takes a toll on my mental and physical well-being. I have not always made myself a priority. I’ve personally struggled with insomnia from touring for more than half of my life.
“I discovered CBD on my last tour, and I’ve experienced its benefits for soreness and inflammation. It helped with my restless nights and the agitation that comes from not being able to fall asleep.
“I found healing properties in honey that benefit me and my children. And now I’m building a hemp and a honey farm. I’ve even got hives on my roof! And I’m so happy that my daughters will have the example of those rituals from me. One of my most satisfying moments as a mom is when I found Blue one day soaking in the bath with her eyes closed, using blends I created and taking time for herself to decompress and be at peace.”
Beyoncé isn’t the first in the Carter family to endorse cannabis. Jay-Z launched Monogram, a line of designer pre-rolls, earlier this year. (The company falls under his cannabis conglomerate, The Parent Company, which aims to reshape the industry.) The power couple is just a few of the many celebrities who have dipped their toes into the cannabis pool, but they are undoubtedly two of the most influential.
“I have so much to share,” she said in the interview. “And there’s more to come soon!”
I guess that means everyone should be on the lookout for QueenBD.
“Where I am sitting right now, I can see people sitting and injecting drugs,” says Andrew Warner from his stuffy car in New Hampshire. It’s