Kim Kardashian West Ditches Xanax, Ambien For CBD To Help Her Sleep

By Bryan Le 09/16/19

It’s the only way the mogul can wind down and sleep through the stress.

Kim Kardashian West at the Los Angeles premiere of `The Promise` held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, USA on April 12, 2017.
Everyone needs to kick back somehow. Starstock |

Kim Kardashian West is a busy person. Between Keeping Up With the Kardashians, managing several businesses, raising four kids with musician Kanye West, and even meeting with Trump to speak on behalf of non-violent drug offenders, some may wonder how she handles all the stress.

“How do I do it all? It is exhausting. I just say CBD. [laughs] But I do. I really that has gotten me through a lot,” Kardashian, 38, told People.

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a chemical compound extracted from the same marijuana plants that many people smoke, eat, and vape to get high. However, CBD products lack the ingredient in marijuana that gets people high, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which CBD users, including Kardashian, actually don’t want to consume.

“That’s not my thing. I got into CBD a few months ago. It’s saved my life. Even to sleep at night. I like the gummies,” confessed Kardashian. “I will just use a little bit and fall asleep [laughs].”

In fact, she’s ditched some traditional stress management and sleep aid medications in favor of the stuff. “I don’t think I would take a Xanax or an Ambien again,” she proclaimed.

The Rise Of CBD

CBD has gained steam as of late, with many claiming that not only can it relax people’s weary minds, it can also help suppress cravings for people in addiction recovery. Even CVS is planning to carry CBD products in 800 locations.

It would have been easy for Kardashian to stand by and reap the benefits of public, and government, opinion turning towards the legalization of marijuana and its extracts, but she did not. Kardashian has personally fought for the freedom of not one, but two low-level drug offenders.

In June 2018, she personally met with Trump to commute the sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, who served time for passing messages on the phone to help drug suppliers and dealers communicate. Even Kardashian was surprised by the magnitude of her own success.

“I spoke to the president… He let me know what was going to happen [with Johnson] and he was going to sign the papers right then and there and she could be released that day,” she recounted. “I didn’t know, does that happen right away? Is there a process? What is it? So he was going to let her go. He told me she can leave today.”

She did it again for Jeffrey Stringer in May this year as a part of her vow to affect greater change in U.S. drug policy.

“It started with Ms. Alice, but looking at her and seeing the faces and learning the stories of the men and women I’ve met inside prisons I knew I couldn’t stop at just one,” West wrote on a Twitter. “It’s time for REAL systemic change.”

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Bryan Le grew up in the 90's, so the Internet is practically his third parent. This combined with a love for journalism led him to The Fix. When he isn't fulfilling his duties as Editorial Coordinator, he's obsessing over fancy keyboards he can't justify buying. Find Bryan on LinkedIn or Twitter