Well, the hiatus has died down and the shallow media have moved on to the next excitement. An ‘expert’ panel will review applications for Cannabis oil, which will cost over £3,000 per application so unlikely to be too many. No mention of who the experts will be, I’d bet money on none of them having any first hand experience of cannabis though, that’s a given. Only ‘specialist’ doctors will be allowed to prtescribe, so determined are the ignorant suits of government to now go near legalisation as that would entail admitting they’ve been wrong all along.
I’ve had a sample bottle of CBD Brothers Blue Edition CBD Oil for some months, and with no real idea of what I might test it on. Then I noticed a mole on my chest directly under my chin, and as I spend little time in front of mirrors, and even less bare chested, I simply couldn’t remember if I had had it all my life or it had appeared recently.
Then it occurred to me, that if CBD had any anti-cancer qualities, it might affect it if it was skin cancer, but if a mole there would be no effect since moles are permanent unless surgically removed. So I rubbed some oil on it daily for a week, and by week end it had flattened down a bit and lightened. I continued, and a few days later there was just a faint smudge of pale brown, barely darker than the surrounding skin and completely flat with the skin. Since then it’s lightened more and is as good as gone. I count that a yes, but it will take dozens of blind trials costing hundreds of thousands for any politician to accept it.
A few days ago, despite carrying out all out war against mosquitos, I was bitten on my right calf, and it swelled up to the diameter of a cup, red and hot to the touch and swollen hard. In the centre were four puncture marks, the bastard had a feast on me! The urge to scratch it was overwhelming, the irritation and heat making me want to tear the flesh away. Anyone who’s been bitten by a mosquito knows what I mean.
With nothing to lose and nothing in my medicine cupboard remotely suitable for applying to mosquitos bites, I smeared some CBD oil on the lump, more as an oil balm to sooth my scratching away, expecting nothing more than a few seconds of respite.
The itching stopped immediately along with a desire to scratch. So I left it alone, until a few hours later I thought to check it and the lump had shrunk to the size of a 10p coin, wasn’t as hot but still itching if I scratched. I applied some more oil and the next day it had disappeared, only a slightly hard lump detectable under the skin which wasn’t itchy or hot and which I can leave alone. Another triumph for CBD oil, when, as far as I’m aware, no one has mentioned it treating mosquito bites. Another round of scientific trials will be needed, meanwhile if the news is spread by everyone, the beneficial effects of this limited cannabinoid oil [only CBD, no THC, so legal in the UK now] will reach people who can benefit.
Despite reading many times that cannabis is a great help for pain, I hadn’t associated just CBD oil with that. But as I am prescribed opiates for chronic back and neck pain, I’m open to anything that makes it more bearable as I don’t want to increase the amount. It occurred to me that the oil could be rubbed into the seat of pain, in my case lower back vertbrae. After a day of driving too much yesterday, my back was agony today, and unable to even get comfortable lying flat on the bed, I thought I would try the last few drops of the sample bottle.
To say it was instantaneous sounds even more like a cliché, but only seconds from massaging the oil into the pain, it was gone! I got off the bed without effort or the usual pain and started doing things where previously pain had blotted out the desire to do anything but lie flat. I spent a productive two hours before some pain started returning, although still, six hours later, it’s nothing like it was this morning. Time to order some more I think, although CBD Brothers also sell a salve which may be more useful for rubbing into the back. Different concentrations are sold in different coloured ‘Editions’, there’s also Green, White, Purple, Red and the strongest Black. All legal and delivered by post the next day.