cbd oil

cbd oil
more brutalism

What did you do this weekend? I tried some CBD oil in the form of chewy “froggies.” I tried it, because like many people, I occasionally have problems with anxiety, and I’m not above occasional self-medication. 

We, in our society “medicate” ourselves with all kinds of substances and experiences, a little hemp oil, I think, is the least of our worries.  

CBD oil, as the young man in the head shop said, is all the rage. It’s legal in New York, and is sold over the counter in a pretty casual manner. Note the words “federally legal,” that means you can probably purchase it in your state.

“CBD hemp oil is federally legal and has been ruled to fall under the same importation and commerce regulations that other hemp products are bound by. Furthermore, no local New York legislation has been enacted to regulate CBD hemp oil. In the Empire State (as with many states) CBD Oil is as legal to buy and consume as your morning coffee.”

This is from a useful website called Best CBD Oils, and this infographic is helpful if, like me, your knowledge of cannabinoids is limited to some vaguely memorable “joints” shared with college friends prior to early morning munchie runs. 

CBD oil is supposed to help with a wide variety of ailments: insomnia, fibromyalgia, Crohn’s disease, PTSD, psoriasis, anxiety, and more.

But, thus far two kinds of epilepsy seizures are the only disorders that CBD oil has been approved for by the FDA.

Still, I believe the mounting evidence and testimonials regarding the positive affects marijuana can have on severe and persistent disorders and diseases. So, by extension, if you can give people a tincture or “gummies” candy, or a cream, and the choice of no psychotropic side effects, which is what CBD oil does, it’s a good thing.

I have intentionally kept this post brief because I’m new to this CBD world, for me and for others like me though, I believe it’s something to look into. That said, yes, absolutely, talk to your doctor if you want to try CBD oil! And love that body you live in.

I won’t leave you hanging here, I’ll tell you what my experience with CBD was like and follow-up with more information soon.

*I have no medical training and my discussion here is based on very little research and even less personal experience. 

more brutalism

I promised you more brutalism and here it is. I suspect this arm with its brutalist jewelry is the arm of Michele Lamy, a woman who these days is most often referred to as the “woman behind Rick Owens,” the designer.

But I have a feeling that she is secure enough to brush off this moniker because she knows who she is and what she has accomplished. A designer herself, a performer, a restaurateur, artist, but for me though quintessential black brutalist queen is what she is. 

Here, some more brutalist “arm candy” with some interesting tattoos.


“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.”

—Julia Child




  • Leslie says:

    I’ve been doing a bunch of reading on the (new) research regarding CBD and anxiety. I would be very interested in hearing about your experience.

  • Mary says:

    I hope you have had a good experience with the oil. However, I recently heard of someone suffering paranoia and suicidal urges after drinking hemp tea. So please be cautious!

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