The Effects Of Cannabis Oil On Mental Health

What comes to mind when I say drug users? 

Is it images of disco dancers in a club at 4 in the morning dripping with sweat seeming to be living their best life or an addict begging for money so he can get his next fix?

Whatever your answer is and whatever side of the fence you sit on we should all agree that a lot of people are doing them and the governments attempt to stop it has failed and failed consistently. 

It's because of this that there needs to start an honest open conversation about drugs and their effects because as more and more research is coming out the old traditional view that all drugs are bad is being challenged and proven to be wrong.... So let's talk about it

out with the old in with the new


The hottest topic at the minute is the use of Cannabis oils and it's multipurpose ability to treat a million and one different ailments such as: 

  • Epilepsy 

  • Acne

  • Cancer 

  • MS

  • High blood pressure 

  • Insomnia 

  • Parkinson's 

The list is endless.....

Some studies as well show the potential of CBD oil to reduce mental health issues like anxiety and psychoses but not enough research has been done so far to make a definite conclusion however the results are really promising. 

So let's take a closer look at some areas where the use of CBD oil seems to be beneficial on mental health.

Depression / Bipolar


Initial results of some studies on CBD, depression & Bipolar look promising. According to Brazilian research project CBD seems to have an impact on the serotonin receptors in the brain. 

(Serotonin in a nut shell controls our emotions so the more serotonin we have the more happy we are.)

Anxiety Disorders


In a treatment study with CBD oil it was seen as a possible new therapeutic approach for the treatment of anxiety and trauma-related disorders such - 

  • Phobias 

  • post-traumatic stress

  • Social Anxiety 

  • Abuse

  • Addiction  



The traditional view that weed tends to worsen the symptoms of psychosis is being challenged because CBD oil has shown that it reduces the symptoms of Schizophrenia and it's damaging effect on the person. 



Cannabis oil has shown some promising results treating people with addiction. Research has suggested that CBD Oil will reduce the symptoms from withdrawal both on the body and mind.

Beginners Guide - Things To Ponder About


If you are considering using CBD Oil I've listed a few basics that you should know - 

  • CBD comes in various forms such as oils, creams, lotions, pills, vaping and food so you should tailor your method of use to your individual preferences. 

  • Although there are possible side effects with every drug CBD does really well here. A study overview from 2017 concluded that CBD oil has hardly any side effects, especially when compared to "normal" medications. You may occasionally have a dry mouth or drowsiness but there's not much to worry about otherwise.

  • A good tip is to look for top-quality items when buying CBD oil Your health will thank you later. The CBD oil should be organic, free of harmful substances or additives. The best way to recognise this is through a certificate that reputable manufacturers provide for each of their products.

final thoughts

The reality is for good or bad that drugs are here and they ain't going away any time soon.

And although the use of “illegal drugs” for medical purposes is not a new concept it has become a very hot topic recently with more and more research coming out in support of this idea..... and if this is the case isn’t it sensible that we start an open conversation based on facts and honesty rather than keeping with the traditional view we are fed by the powers that be.

Just a thought. What do you think? 

If you are interested in learning more about the subject I've listed a  few  online resources for you to look at.


Further Online Resources