CBD as in Cannabis, you say? Are you out of your mind? Why would you even suggest that?
Well, I know that a lot of you are very sensitive when it comes to talks of marijuana. After all, isn’t marijuana said to be a substance that makes people go cuckoo in the head? It fries people’s brains dry, right? So why on earth am I bringing up something so “dangerous” on a health and wellness column?
Well, because it’s not.
I know that I sound like a high junkie for saying this but the so-called “weed” isn’t as bad or evil as you think it is. I mean, I get it. When something is unfamiliar, we get scared. When something is foreign to us, we rely on other people’s opinion to get a feel of how it works. If the majority says it’s not good for you, then I can’t blame you for believing that it’s true. After all, it’s my words against millions of others. However, let’s not be hasty. We miss a lot of things in life because we are so quick to judge. Be it people, objects, or situations, we have to be objective on how we approach things. It doesn’t matter what other people say, you need facts. You need numbers, statistics, research conclusions, and expert opinions to understand how something really works (read more). Anything people say that doesn’t have proof is what you’d call gossip. And hey, what did your mother tell you about gossiping?
Thing is, facts (real ones) show how marijuana can be effectively used in a medical sense. This is what gave rise to the term “medical marijuana” in the first place. If it weren’t for worthless junkies tainting the name, the plant won’t be viewed in such a bad light. Historically-speaking, cannabis has been used as a medicinal herb for ages. It is used in the treatment of chronic pain, sleep disorders, respiratory problems, and stress-induced conditions. It’s a promising and natural remedy to many chronic illnesses and it would have been great if we were able to openly use it to this day.
But things have changes and we have to recognize that. Thanks to abusive people who have found ways to abuse the miracle plant, marijuana is now seen as a very dangerous drug – to a point that it is even compared to psychoactive drugs such as methamphetamine, cocaine, and ecstasy. If you have studied the teachings of famous philosophers like Socrates and Lao Tzu in the past, you should know that everything is good in moderation and everything is bad in excess.
Cannabis is not bad by nature. It was abused by unruly people and they served their own destruction. If it weren’t for such abusive and excessive acts, the medicinal plant may have been further studied and developed to help the medical industry of today.
Luckily, some folks never know when to give up. After years of growing in the shadows, the Big MJ is now slowly coming out into the open. Many states and countries have declared the legalization of the plant but with well-needed restrictions. You can check out the full list here: https://www.thrillist.com/vice/30-places-where-weed-is-legal-cities-and-countries-with-decriminalized-marijuana. Other states and countries remain conservative. However, more have become more open to the idea of using and distributing CBD products in their respective markets.
What Is CBD, anyway?
CBD is a shortened term, an acronym, for Cannabidiol. It is one of the 113 known cannabinoids found in the Marijuana plant. It is also the cannabinoid with the most researched benefits to health. Since marijuana is still off limits in several places, CBD was launched to international markets so that every person will have equal chances to experience the miracle herb.
Unlike the whole thing, however, CBD is devoid of any psychoactive property. It will not affect your head or your thoughts in any way. It’s a completely isolated compound that only addresses body anomalies. It helps alleviate chronic pain and stress issues. It’s also used by people afflicted with respiratory problems. CBD oil is just one of the many CBD-based products companies have launched to the markets. To use, one simply has to apply the oil on the surface of the afflicted area gently. It’s that easy.
But, wait. If CBD isn’t the culprit to marijuana-induced hallucinations and delusions, then what is?
That would be THC, my friend. This stands for Tetrahydrocannabinol. This is the only cannabinoid in the cannabinoid family to have known psychoactive properties. If we isolate THC from marijuana, it will be reduced to nothing but a healthy and herbal drug. Hopefully, I’ll live to see the day that researchers and scientists make this happen.
Until then, let’s stick to CBD. Try CBD for a better life!