How Famous Former Athletes Use CBD

How Famous Former Athletes Use CBD

Do any famous former athletes use CBD? Check out our list of pros below that praise the product.

David Wells

David Wells is a former MLB pitcher with 21 seasons of experience. He is notorious for winning two World Series and was even named American League MVP in 1998 for 239 career wins and 2,201 career strikeouts.

However, years of hard work and dedication to the sport eventually took a toll on his body. After multiple surgeries and chronic pain, he admitted that for a third of his career he was under the influence of opiates about 75-80% of the time.

Then years into his retirement, Wells discovered CBD and has since become an advocate for CBD and calls for professional sports organizations to lift any existing bans.

Rick Upchurch

Rick Upchurch is a former Denver Broncos wide receiver for the NFL. In 2011, he was diagnosed with leukemia and opened up about his battle with cancer more recently at the 2015 NFL draft in Chicago.

Further, once he started chemotherapy he reported side effects including low energy, a poor immune system, and appetite. He reports that he uses CBD, and claims: “Otherwise, I would be in bad shape, I really would” ( His regime includes CBD in both vape form and oil.

Jake Plummer

Jake Plummer is a former quarterback for the NFL and a huge advocate for CBD research. After years of playing football both college and professionally, he sustained multiple hip injuries which led to numerous surgeries.

In an interview he explains, “I started taking CBD oil and that’s when it really happened […] I can get down and play Legos on the floor with my kids” (

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