National CBD Day | August 8
(Last Updated On: November 8, 2022)


On August 8th, National CBD Day recognizes the natural hemp product everyone’s clamoring for! Learn about CBD and updated laws impacting its use.


Over the years, hemp-derived CBD (cannabidiol) has made quite a name for itself in the wellness world. Since a growing number of products – from tinctures to topicals – hit the marketplace, CBD continues to be shoppers’ favorite holistic option. As an added bonus, CBD does not possess the psychoactive properties of THC.

Another advantage of CBD is that it is naturally sourced and extremely versatile. Try swallowing it, vaping it, rubbing it on your skin, or bathing in it. CBD even benefits your pets!

CBD Through the Ages

The hemp plant has withstood the test of time and politics; herbalists have long used hemp to promote wellness. Farmers have also grown it as a source of fiber to make cloth and rope. Yet, in the 20th century, governments clamped down on all things cannabis and everything related to it.

Nowadays, political leaders recognize what scientists long knew; properly sourced CBD will not get you high. In 2018, the federal government defined hemp, which has little or no THC in it (less than .03% to be exact), as a legal plant that is distinct from marijuana. Therefore, hemp-based products like CBD oil don’t fall under national anti-drug laws.


National CBD Day offers a wealth of opportunities to explore hemp. Whether you are new to CBD or are already reaping the benefits, the day is for you. Discover how hemp and CBD can benefit your life and the world around you.

When you seek the powerful properties of CBD you also experience a wealth of natural relief and recovery. Join others seeking natural support on #NationalCBDDay, and get proactive about your wellness regimen.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag on social media to help spread the message on #NationalCBDDay.


cbdMD founded National CBD Day to bring awareness to what CBD (cannabidiol) brings to millions of people annually.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National CBD Day to be observed annually beginning on August 8, 2018.


August 8th Celebrated History


The U.S. Patent Office issues patent #N.180,857 to Thomas Edison for Improvement in Autographic Printing. Samuel F. O’Reilly would make further modifications to Edison’s motorized pen design for use in the tattoo trade.


The first International Lawn Tennis Championship begins. The event eventually becomes known as the Davis Cup.


Five years after the Wright brothers achieved motorized flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, they present their flying machine to a public audience for the first time. Wilbur Wright piloted the aircraft at a racecourse in Le Mans, France.


Warner Bros. releases “The Squakin’ Hawk” and debuts the character Henery Hawk. The spirited brown hawk appeared in 13 Looney Toon shorts. He was often seen pursuing a chicken for supper. His most popular target was Foghorn Leghorn.


During World War II, 6 Nazi spies who brought their activities to the United States, are executed for treason in Washington, D.C.


Florence Chadwick swims the English Channel from France to England. Her time of 13 hours and 23 minutes broke the record previously held by American Gertrude Ederle.


Brian Hyland’s “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini” hits #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100.


The Beatles release “Yellow Submarine” in the United States. The flip side of the single included the song “Eleanor Rigby.”


President Richard Nixon informed the public on national television that he would resign the presidency effective noon the next day.


A British mail train becomes the target of a heist. In the robbery, 15 thieves relieve a mail car of £2.6 million. While all of the thieves are later captured and convicted, the mastermind and insider is never revealed.


In the new agreement, Major League Baseball will permit two new National League teams in 1993. The teams added in the expansion year were Colorado Rockies and the Florida Marlins (Miami Marlins).


Sara Ferguson, Duchess of York, gives birth to a baby girl.


The Chicago Cubs play their first night game at Wrigley Field 112 years after their inception. When darkness set in, 91-year-old Harry Grossman threw the switch that brought to the theater below. However, the game was never completed due to rain at 3 1/2 innings. It’s interesting to note that the first night game ever played at Wrigley Field came in 1943 during World War II when the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League played their All-Star game under temporary lights.

US Dream Team wins Olympic gold in Barcelona Olympics.

Coolio releases “Gangsta’s Paradise” which features music from Stevie Wonder. The song would go on to be featured in the 1995 movie Dangerous Minds.


Denver Bronco’s quarterback John Elway elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame


Former Washington Post editor, Benjamin Bradlee, receives Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.

August 8th Celebrated  Birthdays

Matthew Henson – 1866

In an expedition led by Robert Peary, Henson became the first African American to reach the North Pole.

Robert Smith – 1879

Also known as “Dr. Bob,” Smith co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous.

Ernest Lawrence – 1901

The physicist is known for inventing the cyclotron. In 1939, he won the Nobel Prize for his invention of the cyclotron.

Paul Dirac – 1902

The 1933 winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics, the British physicist contributed to the advancement of quantum physics.

Esther Williams – 1921

Swimming champion turned movie star, Williams appeared in many of her films doing what she does best – swimming. She would also earn her star on the Walk of Fame in 1960.

Mel Tillis – 1932

The country musician and songwriter is known for songs like “Coca Cola Cowboy” and “Let’s Go All The Way Tonight.”

Dustin Hoffman – 1937

An Oscar-winning actor, Hoffman made his film debut in 1967 in The Tiger Makes Out. He is also known for his roles in The Graduate, Midnight Cowboy, Tootsie, and Hook.

Svetlana Savitskaya – 1948

Pilot and cosmonaut, Savitskaya’s achievements include being the 2nd woman in space. During her second flight to space, she also became the first woman to complete a spacewalk. She is the only Russian woman to perform a spacewalk.

Keith Caradine – 1949

Television and film actor, Carradine is known for many roles including FBI Agent Frank Lundy in the HMO series Dexter and Lou Solverson in the FX series Fargo.

Deborah Norville – 1958

An Emmy-winning journalist, Norville anchored the TV news show Inside Edition.

Manjul Bhargava – 1974

In 2014, the Canadian American mathematician earned the Fields Medal, often viewed as mathematics’ highest honor.

Roger Ferderer – 1981

The Swiss-born tennis player holds more men’s singles Grand Slam championships than any other player.

Anthony Rizzo – 1989

The Red Sox drafted the first baseman into the MLB in 2007. He has also played for the San Diego Padres and Chicago Cubs.

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