Beyoncé shares enthusiasm for CBD, and plans to build hemp farm

Beyoncé shares enthusiasm for CBD, and plans to build hemp farm

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Beyoncé’s a fan of CBD and is building a hemp and honey farm.


In a new cover story for Harper’s Bazaar, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter casually revealed her enthusiasm for CBD — and said she’s building a hemp and honey farm.


“During quarantine, I went from overindulgences to creating positive rituals drawing from past generations and putting my own spin on things,” she told Bazaar. "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 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," she continued. "And now I’m building a hemp and a honey farm. I’ve even got hives on my roof!”


It seemed almost a side note in the retrospective on her career and plans for the future, but the internet is abuzz with the news. Beyoncé didn’t delve into detail on any business plan, or whether this is a purely personal venture. The mention of CBD came in the context of self care.


“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,” she said. “I have not always made myself a priority. I’ve personally struggled with insomnia from touring for more than half of my life. Years of wear and tear on my muscles from dancing in heels. The stress on my hair and skin, from sprays and dyes to the heat of a curling iron and wearing heavy makeup while sweating on stage. I’ve picked up many secrets and techniques over the years to look my best for every show. But I know that to give the best of me, I have to take care of myself and listen to my body.”


She sees the effects going beyond her own health.


“I’m so happy that my daughters will have the example of those rituals from me,” she said. “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. I have so much to share…and there’s more to come soon!”


On the cusp of 40, the singer turned business owner, fashion designer, actress, beekeeper, farmer (and anything else she decides to be) said she plans to keep dreaming big.


“It’s hard going against the grain, but being a small part of some of the overdue shifts happening in the world feels very rewarding,” she said. “I want to continue to work to dismantle systemic imbalances. I want to continue to turn these industries upside down. I plan to create businesses outside of music. I have learned that I have to keep on dreaming. One of my favorite quotes is from the inventor Charles Kettering. It goes ‘Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.’ [...] I have paid my dues and followed every rule for decades, so now I can break the rules that need to be broken. My wish for the future is to continue to do everything everyone thinks I can’t do.”


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