Mocking the skeptics

Aasmund Ryningen
3 min readApr 9, 2020


If it’s one thing I love doing, it’s mocking the skeptics.

You know who they are. The people who ‘trust in science’ and ‘if there ain’t 1000 pages of documentation, I’m not taking that even though I’m in great pain. I’m just gonna drink water.’

This actually reminds of a thing.

I have to come clean.

I am, and will always be, one of these skeptics myself. Since I fully believe in the scientific approach of solving problems, inventing stuff and of course put new things to the test, I should, on paper, be opposed to CBD oil. Just like so many of them are. Making incessant, outlandish claims that CBD oil is the same thing as weed, when in reality it’s not.

That is, unless you regard a handful of hemp and then compare it to a handful of weed. Supposedly it’s very difficult to spot the difference (I don’t know because I haven’t smoked weed or ever touched it), to the degree that certain people have been issued fines for ‘drug possession’ because the police officer couldn’t see it himself.

It’s a crazy world, that’s for sure.

But, let’s get back to the skeptics and their illogical way of seeing this.

Because they use ‘pure logic’, ‘facts’ and ‘documentation’ to determine whether something is worth using or not, it means that they demand a thick bundle of proof that something works. Particularly in medicine. Or they won’t take it. To them, there has to be a 100% success rate in order for something to work.

But, how in the world can someone *ever* start taking medicine and use it if the demand is that there needs to be a 100% success rate?

People’s bodies are different. They actually vary a little in how they respond to medication.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that you shouldn’t care about testing and documentation. Of course you should. But what you also should not do is ignoring or dismissing the fact that so many people’s lives have been changed for the better after they started using CBD oil. More, medical marijuana has been in use as a medical treatment for Millennia.

I can already hear the horde of skeptic nerds with their goggles yelling from a dark basement where they play online games; ‘ANECDOTES AREN’T EVIDENCE!’

Who said they were? Who said anecdotes were evidence?

Nobody claimed that.

But common sense and pure logic dictates that if something has withstood the test of time for thousands of years and still today is actively being used, there has to be something to it.

Even if it’s just the placebo effect of ‘feeling better.’

Which further raises another important question.

Is it wrong to help people feeling better, as long as you’re not lying to them about the product?

Of course not.

Also, here is perhaps the most important part.

Science has yet to ‘debunk’ the effects of marijuana.

At least to my knowledge.

And I haven’t seen any signs of that yet.

So, the next time you get a customer who ‘wants proof’, just ask him in return if he can present you with proof that CBD oil doesn’t work.

And then remind him that you don’t know about any harmful side effects of using CBD oil, unless a lot of conventional drugs.

Watch how he or she sells himself on using CBD oil.

Customer psychology at its easiest and most efficient.