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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


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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