Unless you are living under a rock, you’ve probably heard a lot of discussion surrounding the medical benefits of marijuana. Some people claim that these products – when used properly – can cure cancer. Other people say that there are zero health benefits and people are lying about any benefit in order to “get high legally” (and then move on to harder drugs, presumably).
Because of the nature of treating mental illnesses in this country, it’s no wonder this has become a popular discussion point on mental health websites. I’ve received emails demonizing products derived from cannabis and I’ve received emails praising the products as lifesaving miracle cures. In my research for this article, I’ve heard pretty much every opinion there is to hear about a topic – and, sadly, there is no conclusive evidence to back most of it up.
What I’m trying to say is that legitimate medical studies are severely lacking. I’d love to pop in a link to a study done by Harvard Medical School that conclusively states what this popular plant can and cannot do. Then I’d like to link all the studies from reputable scientific sources that back up that claim. But, at this stage in the game, it’s not that simple.
Enter guinea pig Gabe!
Gabe Howard Uses Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil for 20 Days
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound derived from cannabis. However, unlike other compounds found in cannabis, such as THC, cannabidiol is not believed to be a psychoactive compound. In other words – for those who are wondering – it’s not going to get you high. I can state, unequivocally, that the product I used did not get me high in any way.
As many of you know, I live with bipolar disorder and anxiety disorder. I ordered my CBD oil from premiumjane.com and received it in just a couple days. It showed up in a glass bottle and the instructions said to take 20 drops on my tongue twice a day. I completed the entire bottle before writing this review.
I had no adverse reactions. As I stated above, I didn’t get high. It also didn’t make me sick or interact with my other medicines, and I felt safe taking it. I feel it’s important to note that none of the negative outcomes the internet warned me about came true in any way. I didn’t suddenly become violent, lose control, or even get a case of the munchies.
Ultimately, I didn’t notice a lot of change in either direction (positive or negative) – but I did seem to feel calmer. I don’t know that CBD oil is capable of easing the symptoms of depression or mania. However, there did seem to be something going on when it came to relaxation. I can’t be certain after only 20 days, as it could be a coincidence, but my interest is piqued. I’d be willing to stay on the treatment for another few months and really consider the potential benefits.
I did not stop taking any of my other medications and I did inform my medical team. Mental illness is not something to play around with and I’m honest about all my supplements.
In closing, after 20 days, I can conclusively say is that the supplement had no negatives – at least for me. I’m willing to try it longer to see what benefits the future may hold. It’s encouraging to me that another treatment for anxiety could be available – one that is readily available and natural.
Thanks so much for your article, Gabe. Recently I tried a high quality CBD oil for the 1st time, made here in Santa Cruz. It was a ratio of 20-1 called Jade Nectar, & I got it for insomnia. While it made me a little tired, it didn’t seem to help much. :((((