Is CBD a cure all?

I was one of those people who had heard of the miraculous effects of CBD oil. 

Now that it is readily available, I read more and more articles of people reducing anxiety, curing all kinds of ailments, and reducing pain. 

My wife occasionally suffers a little anxiety (often a few days before we compete in a rally event). The pre-event planning is pretty intense, and together with the knowledge of having to compete and try to get on a podium, the anxiousness builds. Once in the car, however, my wife is calm and relaxed while we fly along forest roads over crests and within inches of trees. 

So, with all my wisdom and experience (none!) I suggested my wife give CBD oil a try – perhaps it would reduce her anxiousness.

I splurged for the best I could find on my way home from Kelowna recently. The closest I have ever been to marijuana or a similar product is talking to someone who suddenly fell off the kitchen stool they were sitting on while smoking weed and then continued the conversation from the floor, so I definitely felt like a neophyte choosing the product. 

I was excited to see if my wife would find any calming sensation. 

It took a few nights to build up the courage to give it a try and then wait to see the reaction. I was sure the mild pains would fade away, her mood would calm and we would have an amazing night planning the next rally. 

Thirty minutes later my wife became restless. She suddenly looked very tired and became irritable. Then she was definitely uncomfortable. 

We tried to watch a movie, but it was clear she was not enjoying the sensation. 

The next day we discussed what had happened. It turns out that for her, all of her minor ailments started to become painful all at the same time. Far from calming she became quite anxious and said it felt similar to PMS! By the end of the day she was smiling and said everything had returned to normal, thank goodness. 

So our little experiment was pretty short lived and I guess the lesson may be the CBD oil may work for some, but is certainly not a cure all for everything or everyone. 

Anybody want to buy some CBD oil?

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