Stephanie Baldwin of Lockland is a big believer in the CBD oil she puts under her tongue twice a day.
“Let it sit there for a couple minutes, and then you can drink or swallow it or whatever,” Baldwin said, describing how she uses CBD, or cannabidiol.
Baldwin tried CBD after years battling ulcerative colitis with prescription drugs.
“My body was just crying out for help,” she said. “I just prayed for an answer and somehow CBD came across my path.”
Raised in a conservative Christian home, Baldwin said the fact CBD comes from a cousin of the marijuana plant called hemp, which does not produce a high, made no difference the first time she decided to give it a try at work.
“Within minutes I was experiencing more relief than I had in probably 20 years,” Baldwin said. “It was like this sense of calm and just, my gut calmed down. My muscles calmed down, and I was just like, ‘Oh my goodness. Wow. This is it. This is it.”