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Just about a year ago, when I began my career in drug policy activism, I came across an opportunity to work with Project CBD.


Conceived by Martin Lee and Fred Gar- dener; Project CBD is a non-profit edu- cational service dedicated to promoting and publicizing research into the medi- cal utility of cannabidiol (CBD).


Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive can- nabinoid compound that has been found to have enormous therapeutic poten- tial to aid various conditions including: cancer, multiple sclerosis, PTSD, sleep disorders, anxiety, diabetes, epilepsy, alcoholism, neurological disorders and more. CBD has a synergistic relation- ship with THC. Cannabidiol enhances THC’s painkilling impact, while muting THC’s psychoactivity. Users may be able to use CBD-rich strains without feeling “stoned”. Not everyone enjoys the THC high. Strains that have a higher CBD ratio may be an appealing option for those who want the medicinal benefits of cannabis without the daze.


In the past, some strains naturally had a high CBD content, but the market and breeders favored higher THC ratios. Now CBD is making a reintroduction into the grassroots supply. Project CBD is focused on bringing the latest news related to cannabidiol and other com


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ponents of the cannabis plant to our readers.


Project CBD believes that the reintro- duction of CBD-rich cannabis into the grassroots supply warrants special fo- cus. We work to make sure that devel- opments in cannabinoid science are re- ported, so that doctors and patients can be kept updated on the most recent re- search available. We also publicize data regarding patterns of CBD efficacy and report on greater aspects of the canna- bis movement.


While CBD is a non-psychoactive com- ponent of cannabis, we defend whole plant cannabis therapeutics. Project CBD refutes the slander that medicinal marijuana is “a front for stoners.”


While working with Project CBD, I have been able to meet and befriend medi- cal cannabis users who get enormous relief of their symptoms from using CBD-rich strains. Clark French, a can- nabis activist from the UK who works with CLEAR, uses cannabis to man- age his multiple sclerosis. He believes that CBD-rich strains have given him the most pain relief. One aſternoon he showed me just how much relief CBD gives him. He asked me to feel a muscle spasm in his upper back. Lightly press- ing on the spot, I could clearly feel the tension in his back. Ten he medicated


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