So far, most of my posts have been informational as that is the main aim of my blog, to teach myself but to hopefully educate other people along the way about the benefits of the cannabis plant. I’m really happy that I’ve managed to make even more people aware of CBD and it’s benefits just by doing this blog and I hope it continues. Today I wanted to do a post and update on how it’s all been going for me this past month with the new blog and share my experiences and thoughts so far.
This past month has been so crazy and at times I’ve found myself sat here wondering if I’m doing the right thing and if I should even carry on with the blog. I’ve blogged in the past but this has fetched something totally different to what I had first expected! You might be thinking what could make me feel like stopping the blog, I’m only putting information on a website right? It’s easy, right?
Wrong! There’s so much more to it than that.
I never expected the hours I’d spend replying to peoples e-mails and messages, the hours spent getting to know the product market and the countless hours of searching medical and research websites for information for new content. One of the funniest things that happened this month was being accused of dealing in and taking drugs (hahahaha)!!!
The e-mails and messages I’ve received from people asking me for advice have been the most stressful and some of them are heart-breaking, a lot of them have the more serious health problems and are looking at trying CBD as a last resort which just goes to show the major problem in the U.K regarding legal access to cannabis medication. Don’t get me wrong, it’s really nice to know that people feel like they can reach out to me but at the same time I wish they didn’t have to.
It’s been a physically and emotionally draining first month with the blog, people can play on my mind for days, I tend to overthink things and I always imagine what each person must be going through and it completely chokes me up knowing that there’s nothing that I can do to help them. I try my best to help people as much as possible but because of a lack of medical studies I can’t give out any medical advice, all I can do is continue to give out information that I already know or point people in the right direction for more information in the form of groups, websites, etc.
It still doesn’t feel like enough sometimes and I just wish that the government would wake up and realise the benefits of cannabis and the peoples needs. Anyone is always welcome to message me for information about how cannabis works in the body and I’ll help as much as I can so they can make their own educated choices with regards to trying it but I can’t give out any advice on specific illnesses because I’m not a medical professional. Checking information on different websites and joining specific groups for your needs would be the best way to source information and to get a better idea about how CBD works for other people with similar problems, I am more than happy to point anyone in the direction of those groups.
While on the subject of groups, I’ve proven myself to be a complete newbie when posting on social media because I started posting my link in CBD information groups thinking I was being helpful and quickly found out that I wasn’t welcome in quite a lot of them and got myself booted from a few! It did make me wonder, why have a public information group if it’s only for posting information from specific people? After checking a few of them out it’s clear which ones are affiliated or connected to a CBD company in some way or another, despite claiming otherwise. I really don’t get the CBD wars to be honest, I thought we all had the same end goal and that’s to help and educate people about the benefits of cannabis? Granted I have CBD affiliate links on my blog but that’s not it’s sole purpose, any sales from those links will not cost anyone buying a product any more money than it would normally cost to buy. I will earn a small commission from each sale I make which will help pay towards the cost of my website and domain. I do understand that people have to make their money somewhere and I don’t want to step on any toes so a big lesson learned this month is not all is what it seems and you should ask before posting in groups!
You might have noticed that I’ve been talking about THC and its benefits a lot lately. THC is legal in some states in America but it is still currently a class B controlled drug in the U.K. Despite it being an illegal compound for now, I believe that people need to know about the good effects and benefits that can come from THC rather than just hearing all the negative things about it. I feel like I have to give THC an equal playing level to CBD considering the evidence of it’s benefits. That really wasn’t the main focus for my blog to begin with but while learning about CBD it was inevitable that I was going to be learning about the other cannabinoids present in cannabis as well. I have learned so much more about THC and it’s benefits over the past couple of months and have seen evidence of this for myself, so for that reason I will continue to post about THC on my blog.
I’ve always been interested in biology on a personal level and around 10 years ago I looked into agonist and antagonist drugs, the effects they have and how they work on our receptors. I thought that was challenging for me at the time but the real challenge is learning about cannabis and trying to gather as much information from the already limited information out there because of a lack of trials and studies on humans. Thankfully, awareness about the benefits of cannabis is spreading far and wide across the world by the day and the more people that speak out and spread the word the closer we will get to some form of legalisation in the U.K.
I’ve really enjoyed building on my website this past month and even though there have been the harder times and it’s been a lot more stressful than I first thought it was going to be, I’m looking forward to what the next month brings. Thank you to everyone for your kind messages of support it’s good to know I’m doing something right in my times of doubt. Thanks for reading 🙂