On June 8, Meg Mathews revealed that she runs two cannabis farms and consumes cannabidiol (CBD) oil daily. Matthews is the ex-wife of Noel Gallagher during the heyday of the success of his Britpop band Oasis, as well as an outspoken advocate for menopause-related healing and relief.
Mathews revealed that cannabis extracts helped reduce the anxiety and pain that she dealt with, due to menopause symptoms. Mathews clarified the difference between psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) products and CBD products, which her company processes.
“I grow it in England and Ireland,” explained Mathews. “The seeds don’t have THC in—the hallucinogenic part in weed which makes you get stoned. So if you went to cut that eventual plant down, then you couldn’t smoke it.”
CBD products are extracted through different processes, and Mathews explained the difference. “The process goes from the plant being cold-compressed and then the liquid that comes from it looks like a black tar and then it is taken to my workshop in South London where the CBD oil is either bottled or used in other products,” she added.
Matthews got into the music industry early on, serving as management for Def Jam records. From 1997-2001 she was married to Gallagher during the peak of Oasis’s record-breaking success before embarking on her own career in design and modeling. The two had a daughter Anais Gallagher who is now grown up and launched a career as an influencer on social media. Eventually Mathews became a female advocate, launching Meg’s Menopause in 2018 as a platform for spreading awareness about the effects of menopause.
Mathews’ daughter Anais also took to social media to confirm that menopause has made her mother moody and emotional. But with the help of CBD, including the CBD in her own farm’s products, Mathews and other women can turn to medical cannabis for relief when typical pharmaceutical products aren’t enough.