Meg Mathews, ex wife of Noel Gallagher, an activist and an entrepreneur is growing her own cannabis to help other women relieve the symptoms of menopause. Mathews revealed that she has got cannabis farms of her own in Ireland and England to extract the CBD oil. CBD or cannabinoid is known for its potent health benefits. It helps in reducing anxiety, stress, depression, improving sleep patterns, treating arthritis, acute pains, aches, swelling and inflammation.
CBD has gained immense popularity over the years for its anti-inflammatory and non-psychoactive properties. Many patients have reportedly said that cannabinoid helped them with severe ailments such as cancer, Alzheimer’s and epilepsy. It is also known to control seizures, fits and Tourette, a dangerous disease which leads to self-harm and uncontrollable motor movements.
Meg launched Megs Menopause in 2018, a platform dedicated to breaking the stigma associated with menopause. She has been in the limelight for her strong beliefs and her thought-provoking ideas which has helped women all across the United Kingdom.
Meg, 53 is ultimately joining the CBD bandwagon and hoping to market the products she makes with the legal part of the oil for up to £70 a bottle. She told Sunday People that the seeds do not contain THC – the hallucinogenic compound found in cannabis which makes people “high”. She added that her products are tested and verified against high standards and quality to ensure the concentration of chemicals in them.
She also assured specifically about THC, tetrahydro cannabinoid, a compound found in cannabis plants which has psychoactive properties as it is banned and can be dangerous for consumption.
Meg explained how the plant is processed to extract CBD oil particularly and the eventual process of making her products. The first step entailed cold compressing the plant, and then extracting liquid from it which resembles black tar. In her South London workshop, the cannabidiol is then bottled up or infused in other products, such as gummies.
When asked about her own menopause symptoms and experience, Meg says she had 32 of the 34 most common ones. She labelled her initial experience as the worst 18 months of her life. Meg revealed she had been using CBD oil in February after a friend recommended it to her for anxiety.
Speaking on the Healthy Beast podcast, Meg said that even though she was taking hormone replacement therapy, she had a lot of anxiety in those days. She noticed a significant change after taking CBD oil only for a while, she had become much calmer and less anxious.
Meg says that the worst kind of anxiety for her is the one without any root cause, which means an anxiety for no reason at all. The one that she was suffering while on menopause was exactly this one – without a root cause – which troubled her more.
After using cannabidiol, Meg says her anxiety levels have dropped to practically zero. She has had it under control and leads a happier and healthier life now. Her near ones and friends have also noticed the difference in her, she herself admits that she feels a sense of calm from within that she haven’t felt in a long time.
Meg is pleasantly surprised because she couldn’t believe that something so simple could help her so much. However, she has been continuing with her cannabidiol and using it regularly. The CBD oil has helped her treat not just anxiety but also improve her sleep patterns and cure insomnia.
She now plans to share this god of a medicine with others as well and help them relieve of their pain – from menopause to anxiety to joint pains, CBD is a one stop solution for all problems.
The laws in United Kingdom are a bit complicated when it comes to marijuana and CBD usage for consumer market. Law enforcement officials have been noticing a surge in the demand for cannabis whereas the laws restrict these demands in some way or the other.
Contrarily, the United States has passed the Farm bill in December 2018 which removed hemp derived cannabinoid from the list of Controlled Substances. The U.S. has seen a rapid expansion of cannabis industry over the last six months post the federal law’s decision towards legalizing cannabinoid. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is yet to decide on the regulatory framework for CBD infused food and drinks.