CBD often does not fit in with Christian views, mostly because of the strong association with marijuana and a certain lifestyle. However, CBD is different from THC, the psychoactive chemical in marijuana.
A new article on Christianity Today has aimed to change the stigma around cannabidiol in the Christian world. It breaks down the main CBD health benefits for various conditions from pain to epilepsy. While both products are sourced from cannabis, CBD oil is different from marijuana in that it doesn’t have any psychoactive effects and won’t cause a user to become high. It is also completely non-addicting and has a strong safety profile.
Chiropractor Troy Spurrill observes patients from all around the US and 11 other countries. He has examined over 100 patients taking CBD oil and hasn’t recorded a single problem associated with it. According to Spurrill, treating pain, anxiety, insomnia, and seizures are among its most effective uses.
One of his patients had chronic pain caused by multiple surgeries, which required the use of strong opioid-based drugs. Taking these painkillers lead him to addiction and suicidal thoughts. Not only did CBD helped him lessen the pain, but also saved him from his dependence on opioids. Troy Spurrill reported in Christianity Today that CBD became an important tool for helping this patient.
Being a Christian himself, Spurrill confessed that he used to underestimate the full value of using CBD as treatment and had similar concerns that other Christians had. He didn’t like the idea of promoting something that was associated with marijuana. But then, he had a look at the research and changed his mind.
Several states have approved CBD as an alternative to medical marijuana to help children who suffer from seizures.