Chesterfield's Gary Topley says cannabis oil has changed his life
A Chesterfield man has said his life has improved thanks to CBD oil.
Gary Topley has been taking the oil - which is made from a compound of the cannabis plant - since February.
It was legalised in Britain last year and since then many people and experts have extolled the virtues of the oil.
Recovering alcoholic Gary, 39, said: "My life is changing and has changed so much because of this stuff and I want to shout about it from the rooftops.
"I sleep better and it has helped with my depression and anxiety - my outlook on things is much better.
"My general health and well-being have improved in massive amounts.
"I just feel now I can achieve anything.
"It has given me more focus and determination to the point I am now in a well-paid job
"I've got back into the gym and started training in Krav Maga and am more positive and motivated."
Gary added: "It really is great stuff.
"It is non-addictive and perfectly safe and legal.
"To those wanting to take it, just give it a go and all being well it will help to improve your life like it has done mine.
"It has helped me so much I now sell it to try and help others."
For more information about CBD oil and to buy it from Gary, visit his Facebook page.
CBD oil went on sale at Holland & Barrett at the start of the year and the high street retailer boasted a 37 per cent increase in sales in the space of four weeks.
It is advised that people discuss CBD oil with their doctor before using it.
'It's a great choice if you're finding it difficult to relax'
Dr Sarah Brewer, an advisor to Healthspan, also outlined the benefits of CBD oil.
She said: "CBD oil has a lifting and relaxing effect on mood with none of the adverse psychoactive effects associated with marijuana.
"It acts via the body's own endocannabinoid system to promote feelings of wellbeing.
"It's a great choice if you’re finding it difficult to relax as it's not habit-forming," she added, noting that the oil is 'particularly helpful for reducing anxiety, promoting relaxation and restful sleep'.