Cannabidiol, CBD, Good or Bad?

Dear Christa,

In answer to your post regarding Cannabidiol, CBD, I will write my comment here, as there are several others interested in this subject.

After a brief search of internet articles, I did not find any that said that CBD was addictive or that it gave one a ‘high’, although there were some ‘minor’ side effects possible. At best, the present state of the research should not be considered as the last word. Neither did I find any articles that said it restored the body to health.


I have had my share of pain in my lifetime and fully understand how desperate we can be to find relief from pain. So, why pain? Basically, pain is the body crying out for something it is starved for, or for something that has attacked it. I believe we can safely say that pain does not indicate a deficiency of CBD. Although there is evidence that CBD may relieve some pain in some cases temporarily, only getting to the root cause of the pain is the only thing that will restore health and vitality.

The Root of the Problem

To get to the root of the problem, what is our Life? We are a Spirit; we have a soul, (mind, will, and emotions), we live in a body. When the Spirit leaves the body, the body is dead. Proverbs 18:14: “The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?” The spirit of a man must be nourished and defended against attack. God’s Word, the Bible, is Spirit and Life, John 6:63: “It is the Spirit that quickeneth (makes alive); the flesh profiteth nothing.” When people reject the Word of God, they choose to reject His healing Life:

Matthew 13:15: “For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.”

Limitations of Science

Science is good so long as we understand its proper place and function. It can only deal with the physical and material; it cannot deal with the Spirit of God, nor the spirit of Man. The physical, material person will die, but his spirit will live on. This physical death is so dreaded, and we naturally see pain as a precursor of death. But Christ came to give us hope beyond this physical existence; by His Life, death and resurrection He purchased eternal life for us. He offers it freely to “whosoever will.”  This eternal life begins when we surrender to Him and accept His Life. This hope gives us the peace that is so necessary to healing of the body, which houses the soul.


There are many resources available to help us understand how to participate in God’s healing and health. Here’s some that I have found helpful:

  1. The Holy Bible, all of it. Read it; meditate on it; obey God’s commandments; surrender to Him; accept His salvation, peace, and eternal Life.
  2. The video series: Bible Health Secrets, produced in connection with the Loma Linde Hospital and research center in Loma Linde, California, affiliated with the Seventh Day Adventists..
  3. Dr. Don Colbert’s book: Let Food Be Your Medicine, available at Amazon or Kenneth Copeland Ministries website.
  4. Be blessed!