Tropical420 here with my latest interview with the Outreach Coordinator for ProjectCBD.org, Sarah Russo! We love to highlight and support strong female forces in the medical marijuana & hemp industries and Sarah Russo has definitely proven herself as one of the female pioneers working on the forfront of the future of our industry. She schools me on her knowledge about the calming component of marijuana called CBD, ProjectCBD's goals, and hemp & medical marijuana activism across the country!
Alexandra Sussin/ Tropical420: Thank you so much for interviewing with me for Sarah D Magazine! I love the ProjectCBD.org website and wanted to help you guys get the word out about your awesome important project. Please tell us what Project CBD does and what their main goals are?
Sarah Russo: We're an educational non-profit organization that promotes education and research about cannabidiol (CBD) and other components of the cannabis plant. It was started by two journalists, so our focus has been to cover the news stories about the reintroduction of CBD into the grassroots cannabis supply. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound in cannabis with huge healing potential. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-spasmodic, anti-anxiety, and neuro-proctective properties. CBD also counteracts the negative effects of THC that some people have, such as paranoia, anxiety, and a rapid heart rate. CBD works synergistically with THC and amplifies its healing properties. Some users who were previously turned away from medical cannabis because of the unwanted effects of THC may benefit from using CBD rich cannabis. It was believed that CBD had been virtually bred out of the gene pool in California, due to the desire to breed exclusively for THC content. CBD is making a comeback, and it is estimated that 1 in 500 samples are rich in CBD.