Cannabis, CBD, Hemp FAQ

Cannabis

Why was weed made illegal ?

19 answers
Robert Miller
Owner of Purefectionery
Robert Miller
Owner of Purefectionery
The main story goes back a bit and has not a lot to do with weed. I have put together pieces and who knows how much is truth, fiction or fantasy. So back in the 30’s, cannabis was sold for all kinds of things from shampoo to creams and syrups. At the same time, Hemp was a huge crop in the Americas. One hugely wealthy family, think Rockafellers type rich, was making a tidy sum in paper manufacturing. Around this time, People started making lots more paper from hemp as it was cheap and readily available. The wealthy family did not like this as it cut into their wanna be monopoly. SO in the mid 30’s, they started lobbying for a change in the laws regarding hemp/cannabis. It’s actually pretty subversive as they started calling cannabis “marahuana” which was a name for cannabis from Mexico. They used this foreign word to scare people about “the danger of marahuana”. Anybody over 40 probably remembers “Reefer Madness” and all the other films comparing cannabis to drugs like Angel Dust. Well it worked, people got scared and cannabis was declared illegal. What’s funny is they first started by taxing cannabis, except it was the physicians having to pay the taxes for recommending it to their patients. Eventually, enough people were swayed about ‘The Evils of the Marahuana Weed….” and it’s taken this long to barely peel the eyes back of all the generations that bought into the lies of cannabis and its uses.
Benjamin Nadolny
Founder & CEO of Fox Hollow Flora
Benjamin Nadolny
Founder & CEO of Fox Hollow Flora
Misguided war on alcohol
Melissa Beseda
Founder and Co-Owner of Wildwood Flower Farm
Melissa Beseda
Founder and Co-Owner of Wildwood Flower Farm
In the early 1900s, Cannabis was associated with immigrants from Mexico, and “studies” linked cannabis use to violence, crime, and social deviance as a justification of the growing Anti-Mexican xenophobia during the Great Depression. Additionally, prohibition and temperance were in the air after the 18th Amendment was ratified and, along with heavy lobbying from the paper industry, cannabis got swept into anti-narcotic legislation.
Troy Meadows
Co-Founder of The Legion of Bloom
Troy Meadows
Co-Founder of The Legion of Bloom
Most things that set you free are!
Kenny Morrison
Founder & CEO of Venice Cookie Company
Kenny Morrison
Founder & CEO of Venice Cookie Company
Money power and racism
Lisa Tollner
Co-Founder of Sensi Products
Lisa Tollner
Co-Founder of Sensi Products
In the 1990s in San Francisco, the LGBTQ community was suffering from HIV and used cannabis to ease their suffering. The Gay community was the original sponsor for Prop 215 and safe access to cannabis.
Lawrence Perrigo
Owner of Saints Joints
Lawrence Perrigo
Owner of Saints Joints
It was made illegal due to the paper industry.
Aaron Puryear
Co-Owner of Oak City Hemp
Aaron Puryear
Co-Owner of Oak City Hemp
Originally to protect the paper industry.
Dee Dee Taylor
Founder/CEO of 502 Hemp
Dee Dee Taylor
Founder/CEO of 502 Hemp
Because our government allowed the timber, liquor, and chemical industries to make it out to be the devil’s lettuce. Hemp is extremely versatile and can be used as paper, clothing, rope, and most people would rather chill with marijuana than drink poison. Plus it hurt the black and lower-income communities but created wealth in the prison system.
Tom Stevenson
CEO of Bonsai Cultivation
Tom Stevenson
CEO of Bonsai Cultivation
Government conspiracy
Conrad Griese
Co-Founder of Hawaii Pipe Farm
Conrad Griese
Co-Founder of Hawaii Pipe Farm
Demand
Gillian Levy
Co-Founder & CEO of Humboldt Apothecary
Gillian Levy
Co-Founder & CEO of Humboldt Apothecary
So that big business in America could crush the competition when they invested in timber instead of hemp farms. Also because Harry Anslinger, who ruled over the Federal Narcotics Bureau for more than three decades, and contributed significantly to the inception of the prison industrial complex. He was extremely racist and hateful. So I think it was a combination of racism and corporate greed that made cannabis illegal.
Oliver Higgins
CEO of Higgs
Oliver Higgins
CEO of Higgs
To disproportionately put African Americans in jail.
Brandon Dorsky
CEO of Fruit Slabs
Brandon Dorsky
CEO of Fruit Slabs
Debatable. Some people say it was made illegal as a form of discrimination. Others say it was pushed to illegality by people in control of printing presses who felt hemp was a threat to the paper and printing empire.
Anthony Bear
CEO of Bear Blend
Anthony Bear
CEO of Bear Blend
People have been made to fear plants and plant medicines for years in an effort that was fueled mainly by the Food and Drug Administration and Pharmaceutical Industry’s efforts to discredit natural medicines. This is the same reason that Coca, Opium Poppies, and Psychedelic Mushrooms are also illegal. In fact, there are many, many other sacred herbal medicines that have been used in the same way as marijuana for centuries, but these too have all been scrubbed from the history books.
Kelly Benson
Founder and Owner of Mindful Earth
Kelly Benson
Founder and Owner of Mindful Earth
A multi faceted slander/marketing campaign. Not only do I believe that the powers that be desire to keep us from realizing/cultivating consciousness, but hemp also is a very sustainable valuable application for biofuel, paper, building materials, clothing, and so much more. This would take away from their current economical system of these unsustainable ways of attaining these human necessities.
Zach Romey
Founder & Head of Sales of Robhots
Zach Romey
Founder & Head of Sales of Robhots
The hemp and cannabis industry had the potential to hurt the paper industry in the early 1900s - William Randolph Hearst.
Akasha Ellis
Co-Founder and Farm and Operations Lead of Ventura Seed Company
Akasha Ellis
Co-Founder and Farm and Operations Lead of Ventura Seed Company
It’s a magical healing plant with infinite gifts that we can sustainably utilize in our society. Some reasons I would say legal, financial, medicinal, recreational, environmental (carbon sequestering), nutritional and building and plastics…the list goes on and on.
Rahul Lavingia
Founder of Stoned Genie
Rahul Lavingia
Founder of Stoned Genie
Money?

Will weed be legal federally ?

20 answers
Benjamin Nadolny
Founder & CEO of Fox Hollow Flora
Benjamin Nadolny
Founder & CEO of Fox Hollow Flora
Yes, by 2022
Robert Miller
Owner of Purefectionery
Robert Miller
Owner of Purefectionery
Yes, and hopefully within the next few years. Some people are saying that we shouldn’t do this during a pandemic as if we can’t walk and chew gum. It’s what’s good for our country, its citizenry and patients like myself and mother.
Kenny Morrison
Founder & CEO of Venice Cookie Company
Kenny Morrison
Founder & CEO of Venice Cookie Company
Of course
Melissa Beseda
Founder and Co-Owner of Wildwood Flower Farm
Melissa Beseda
Founder and Co-Owner of Wildwood Flower Farm
Eventually!
Lisa Tollner
Co-Founder of Sensi Products
Lisa Tollner
Co-Founder of Sensi Products
Yes, the Democrats are working on new legislation.
Lawrence Perrigo
Owner of Saints Joints
Lawrence Perrigo
Owner of Saints Joints
Yes, within four years.
Aaron Puryear
Co-Owner of Oak City Hemp
Aaron Puryear
Co-Owner of Oak City Hemp
Yes
Dee Dee Taylor
Founder/CEO of 502 Hemp
Dee Dee Taylor
Founder/CEO of 502 Hemp
Doubt it. Big Pharma lobbies too much and pads our congress’ wallets. I do believe more and more states will make it legal though and force congress to take it off the DEA’s absurd schedule 1 list.
Tom Stevenson
CEO of Bonsai Cultivation
Tom Stevenson
CEO of Bonsai Cultivation
Yes, but the roll out will be slow. States have the tax revenue and they are not going to be quick to give it up.
Troy Meadows
Co-Founder of The Legion of Bloom
Troy Meadows
Co-Founder of The Legion of Bloom
I hope so. That is what I was put on this rock to help make happen.
Conrad Griese
Co-Founder of Hawaii Pipe Farm
Conrad Griese
Co-Founder of Hawaii Pipe Farm
Eventually yes
Gillian Levy
Co-Founder & CEO of Humboldt Apothecary
Gillian Levy
Co-Founder & CEO of Humboldt Apothecary
More likely it will be decriminalized, at least in the near future.
Laurel (Lo) Friesen
Founder and CEO of Heylo Cannabis
Laurel (Lo) Friesen
Founder and CEO of Heylo Cannabis
Yes, one day!
Oliver Higgins
CEO of Higgs
Oliver Higgins
CEO of Higgs
Yes!
Brandon Dorsky
CEO of Fruit Slabs
Brandon Dorsky
CEO of Fruit Slabs
There’s a strong likelihood that weed will not be federally legal in 2021.
Anthony Bear
CEO of Bear Blend
Anthony Bear
CEO of Bear Blend
Yes. Of course.
Kelly Benson
Founder and Owner of Mindful Earth
Kelly Benson
Founder and Owner of Mindful Earth
Yes but for financial/economic reasons rather than health. There is a systemic lack of education and cannabis is still widely misused creating the opposite desired effect in some ways, while simultaneously creating the desired effect in others.
Zach Romey
Founder & Head of Sales of Robhots
Zach Romey
Founder & Head of Sales of Robhots
I think so, but I don’t see it in the next couple of years like many others do.
Akasha Ellis
Co-Founder and Farm and Operations Lead of Ventura Seed Company
Akasha Ellis
Co-Founder and Farm and Operations Lead of Ventura Seed Company
Yes
Rahul Lavingia
Founder of Stoned Genie
Rahul Lavingia
Founder of Stoned Genie
Yes

Does weed help with cramps ?

15 answers
Robert Miller
Owner of Purefectionery
Robert Miller
Owner of Purefectionery
Muscle, I can say yes. Menstrual, as I don’t have them I can’t say but I have a few friends that say they use cannabis during their cycles and it does help. Hello, look at Whoopi.
Melissa Beseda
Founder and Co-Owner of Wildwood Flower Farm
Melissa Beseda
Founder and Co-Owner of Wildwood Flower Farm
Yes! It helps tremendously with cramping and other body aches.
Lisa Tollner
Co-Founder of Sensi Products
Lisa Tollner
Co-Founder of Sensi Products
Cannabinoids work to reduce inflamed membranes, which is why it’s so effective for menstrual cramps.
Lawrence Perrigo
Owner of Saints Joints
Lawrence Perrigo
Owner of Saints Joints
100 percent, yes.
Aaron Puryear
Co-Owner of Oak City Hemp
Aaron Puryear
Co-Owner of Oak City Hemp
Possibly depends on the person
Dee Dee Taylor
Founder/CEO of 502 Hemp
Dee Dee Taylor
Founder/CEO of 502 Hemp
YES!
Tom Stevenson
CEO of Bonsai Cultivation
Tom Stevenson
CEO of Bonsai Cultivation
Yes for many women
Gillian Levy
Co-Founder & CEO of Humboldt Apothecary
Gillian Levy
Co-Founder & CEO of Humboldt Apothecary
Very much so!
Laurel (Lo) Friesen
Founder and CEO of Heylo Cannabis
Laurel (Lo) Friesen
Founder and CEO of Heylo Cannabis
Yes!! I use Heylo vapes and topicals to help with cramps.
Brandon Dorsky
CEO of Fruit Slabs
Brandon Dorsky
CEO of Fruit Slabs
Consuming cannabis in topical and other forms can help with cramps.
Anthony Bear
CEO of Bear Blend
Anthony Bear
CEO of Bear Blend
I don’t get cramps.
Kelly Benson
Founder and Owner of Mindful Earth
Kelly Benson
Founder and Owner of Mindful Earth
Yes
Zach Romey
Founder & Head of Sales of Robhots
Zach Romey
Founder & Head of Sales of Robhots
I’ve heard from people who have had it help their cramps, so I’d say yes.
Akasha Ellis
Co-Founder and Farm and Operations Lead of Ventura Seed Company
Akasha Ellis
Co-Founder and Farm and Operations Lead of Ventura Seed Company
Ingesting I’m told does help some women.
Rahul Lavingia
Founder of Stoned Genie
Rahul Lavingia
Founder of Stoned Genie
Yes

Does weed help with pain ?

18 answers
Laurel (Lo) Friesen
Founder and CEO of Heylo Cannabis
Laurel (Lo) Friesen
Founder and CEO of Heylo Cannabis
Absolutely, I have countless stories that are inspiring.
Robert Miller
Owner of Purefectionery
Robert Miller
Owner of Purefectionery
Hands down, this is a no brainer. EMPHATICALLY YES!!!!! I am a medical patient and I use cannabis for pain, anxiety and insomnia. It makes a difference in my everyday life and makes life so much better. Way better than taking oxycodone or any of the pharmaceuticals that all mek me sick, constipated, or nauseous.
Benjamin Nadolny
Founder & CEO of Fox Hollow Flora
Benjamin Nadolny
Founder & CEO of Fox Hollow Flora
Yes. Cheese crosses
Melissa Beseda
Founder and Co-Owner of Wildwood Flower Farm
Melissa Beseda
Founder and Co-Owner of Wildwood Flower Farm
Weed is a powerful analgesic. We don’t use OTC pain medication anymore.
Lisa Tollner
Co-Founder of Sensi Products
Lisa Tollner
Co-Founder of Sensi Products
It binds to cell receptors to reduce inflammation, which is the primary cause of pain. It also relaxes the mind to a mental focus on the pain becomes less pronounced.
Lawrence Perrigo
Owner of Saints Joints
Lawrence Perrigo
Owner of Saints Joints
Yes!
Aaron Puryear
Co-Owner of Oak City Hemp
Aaron Puryear
Co-Owner of Oak City Hemp
Possibly depends on the person
Dee Dee Taylor
Founder/CEO of 502 Hemp
Dee Dee Taylor
Founder/CEO of 502 Hemp
YES!
Tom Stevenson
CEO of Bonsai Cultivation
Tom Stevenson
CEO of Bonsai Cultivation
Absolutely
Conrad Griese
Co-Founder of Hawaii Pipe Farm
Conrad Griese
Co-Founder of Hawaii Pipe Farm
Never helped me
Gillian Levy
Co-Founder & CEO of Humboldt Apothecary
Gillian Levy
Co-Founder & CEO of Humboldt Apothecary
Yes, it is extremely helpful for pain. That is what GW Pharma created the pharmaceutical drug Sativex for.
Oliver Higgins
CEO of Higgs
Oliver Higgins
CEO of Higgs
Yes
Brandon Dorsky
CEO of Fruit Slabs
Brandon Dorsky
CEO of Fruit Slabs
Yes, weed can help with pain.
Anthony Bear
CEO of Bear Blend
Anthony Bear
CEO of Bear Blend
I think it helps by taking your mind off it and helping you to relax. It doesn’t work as well as Papaver Somniferum but it definitely helps.
Kelly Benson
Founder and Owner of Mindful Earth
Kelly Benson
Founder and Owner of Mindful Earth
Yes
Zach Romey
Founder & Head of Sales of Robhots
Zach Romey
Founder & Head of Sales of Robhots
It has helped me before with pain!
Akasha Ellis
Co-Founder and Farm and Operations Lead of Ventura Seed Company
Akasha Ellis
Co-Founder and Farm and Operations Lead of Ventura Seed Company
I do believe it allows our minds and bodies to relax so that we can achieve the rest we need to recover.
Rahul Lavingia
Founder of Stoned Genie
Rahul Lavingia
Founder of Stoned Genie
Yes

Can weed help headaches ?

18 answers
Robert Miller
Owner of Purefectionery
Robert Miller
Owner of Purefectionery
This I believe to be true but to varying degrees and treatments. If I have a small headache and take a few slices of medicine, I certainly feel better and notice my headache much less. If it’s really strong, I may up the dose to help. My family gets migraines and I am fortunate to not have inherited that trait as much as most in my family. SO second hand, I don't know that several family members when a migraine comes on, they will take a goodly dose of cannabis and lie down and they say it helps alleviate some if not most of the issues with their migraines.
Tom Stevenson
CEO of Bonsai Cultivation
Tom Stevenson
CEO of Bonsai Cultivation
Yes, even Migraines
Benjamin Nadolny
Founder & CEO of Fox Hollow Flora
Benjamin Nadolny
Founder & CEO of Fox Hollow Flora
Yes
Melissa Beseda
Founder and Co-Owner of Wildwood Flower Farm
Melissa Beseda
Founder and Co-Owner of Wildwood Flower Farm
Yes! We’ve made our own homemade salve that we use as a headache balm. It provides immediate relief!
Lisa Tollner
Co-Founder of Sensi Products
Lisa Tollner
Co-Founder of Sensi Products
Yes
Lawrence Perrigo
Owner of Saints Joints
Lawrence Perrigo
Owner of Saints Joints
100 percent yes.
Aaron Puryear
Co-Owner of Oak City Hemp
Aaron Puryear
Co-Owner of Oak City Hemp
Possibly depends on the person
Dee Dee Taylor
Founder/CEO of 502 Hemp
Dee Dee Taylor
Founder/CEO of 502 Hemp
YES!
Conrad Griese
Co-Founder of Hawaii Pipe Farm
Conrad Griese
Co-Founder of Hawaii Pipe Farm
Not mine
Gillian Levy
Co-Founder & CEO of Humboldt Apothecary
Gillian Levy
Co-Founder & CEO of Humboldt Apothecary
Many people report that cannabis is very effective for various kinds of headaches, including migraines!
Laurel (Lo) Friesen
Founder and CEO of Heylo Cannabis
Laurel (Lo) Friesen
Founder and CEO of Heylo Cannabis
Yes! Even topicals can help. Our Balm is extremely powerful for headaches, just rub it on your temples and back of your neck.
Oliver Higgins
CEO of Higgs
Oliver Higgins
CEO of Higgs
Yes
Brandon Dorsky
CEO of Fruit Slabs
Brandon Dorsky
CEO of Fruit Slabs
Yes, weed can help with headaches.
Anthony Bear
CEO of Bear Blend
Anthony Bear
CEO of Bear Blend
I think it can, but it really depends on the person and the cause of the headaches. I would recommend long-term silent meditation to deal with chronic headaches.
Kelly Benson
Founder and Owner of Mindful Earth
Kelly Benson
Founder and Owner of Mindful Earth
Yes
Zach Romey
Founder & Head of Sales of Robhots
Zach Romey
Founder & Head of Sales of Robhots
I believe so.
Akasha Ellis
Co-Founder and Farm and Operations Lead of Ventura Seed Company
Akasha Ellis
Co-Founder and Farm and Operations Lead of Ventura Seed Company
I tend to take a much higher amount of CBD to THC. And does again allow me to relax and get a good night’s rest.
Rahul Lavingia
Founder of Stoned Genie
Rahul Lavingia
Founder of Stoned Genie
For me, yes

Does weed help with depression ?

18 answers
Benjamin Nadolny
Founder & CEO of Fox Hollow Flora
Benjamin Nadolny
Founder & CEO of Fox Hollow Flora
Tricky question. Some folks who struggle with depression.
Robert Miller
Owner of Purefectionery
Robert Miller
Owner of Purefectionery
This is out of my range just a bit. It helps my anxiety for sure. As I am not depressed and don't know many people that use cannabis strictly for depression, I wouldn’t know. I know plenty of people on antidepressants that successfully use cannabis with no adverse effects to their medications or lifestyle.
Melissa Beseda
Founder and Co-Owner of Wildwood Flower Farm
Melissa Beseda
Founder and Co-Owner of Wildwood Flower Farm
Weed can help with depression, but it should not be the main treatment used for your mental health. Be sure to check in with yourself if you’re using weed for depression because an overreliance can make depression worse.
Lisa Tollner
Co-Founder of Sensi Products
Lisa Tollner
Co-Founder of Sensi Products
In some cases, yes, but depression is a complex situation, and using cannabis needs to be done cautiously.
Lawrence Perrigo
Owner of Saints Joints
Lawrence Perrigo
Owner of Saints Joints
Yes
Aaron Puryear
Co-Owner of Oak City Hemp
Aaron Puryear
Co-Owner of Oak City Hemp
Possibly depends on the person
Dee Dee Taylor
Founder/CEO of 502 Hemp
Dee Dee Taylor
Founder/CEO of 502 Hemp
YES!
Tom Stevenson
CEO of Bonsai Cultivation
Tom Stevenson
CEO of Bonsai Cultivation
Yes
Conrad Griese
Co-Founder of Hawaii Pipe Farm
Conrad Griese
Co-Founder of Hawaii Pipe Farm
Yes - it gives good euphoria
Gillian Levy
Co-Founder & CEO of Humboldt Apothecary
Gillian Levy
Co-Founder & CEO of Humboldt Apothecary
100%, but again, you need to find the right strain. Many people with depression can find that THC may exacerbate depression, while CBD can be very helpful to reduce depression. But that is not true for everyone, so it is a matter of doing some experimenting or speaking with an experienced practitioner that can help guide an individual to the right product.
Laurel (Lo) Friesen
Founder and CEO of Heylo Cannabis
Laurel (Lo) Friesen
Founder and CEO of Heylo Cannabis
With the right product, aka chemistry, and the right dose, I believe cannabis can help treat depression. There are extremely promising studies happening right now demonstrating the efficacy of CBG on treating anxiety and depression. We’ll be seeing a lot of interesting results coming out over the next few years.
Oliver Higgins
CEO of Higgs
Oliver Higgins
CEO of Higgs
No
Brandon Dorsky
CEO of Fruit Slabs
Brandon Dorsky
CEO of Fruit Slabs
Weed does help with depression.
Anthony Bear
CEO of Bear Blend
Anthony Bear
CEO of Bear Blend
Not sure about this. I would offer meditation, reading, and writing as the best way to deal with depression.
Kelly Benson
Founder and Owner of Mindful Earth
Kelly Benson
Founder and Owner of Mindful Earth
Sometimes. It’s very strain dependent. The wrong strains can actually intensify depression.
Zach Romey
Founder & Head of Sales of Robhots
Zach Romey
Founder & Head of Sales of Robhots
Absolutely.
Akasha Ellis
Co-Founder and Farm and Operations Lead of Ventura Seed Company
Akasha Ellis
Co-Founder and Farm and Operations Lead of Ventura Seed Company
Maybe initially distract you from the issues at hand. I find it’s always good to inquire and ask yourself who is feeling this way. And that self-inquiry helps bring your awareness of who you truly are and not focus solely on the feeling of discomfort. Seeking a therapist and working with others can also be a great support. Bottom line if you start off depressed using something initially to cope can be helpful in the long run it will help to stay present and compassionate with discomfort.
Rahul Lavingia
Founder of Stoned Genie
Rahul Lavingia
Founder of Stoned Genie
Yes

Do weed leaves have THC ?

17 answers
Tom Stevenson
CEO of Bonsai Cultivation
Tom Stevenson
CEO of Bonsai Cultivation
Flower plants close to harvest have small sugar leaves around the buds that have lots of THC, and the larger fan leaves can have 3% or so, but they don’t have THC until the plant matures.
Robert Miller
Owner of Purefectionery
Robert Miller
Owner of Purefectionery
Yes but not much, especially if they are Fan leaves as opposed to Sugar leaves. You can’t just eat leaves and get high either as they are still THCA and not converted till you decarb them. While there may not be much there, you can still use them for their antioxidant properties. I know a family up north and they are using a daily regimen of Fan leaves in a breakfast shake to help one of their members dealing with ALS>They say it helps and who am I to argue if it helps.
Melissa Beseda
Founder and Co-Owner of Wildwood Flower Farm
Melissa Beseda
Founder and Co-Owner of Wildwood Flower Farm
Sugar leaves (covered in Trichomes near the flower) have THC and fan leaves also have trace amounts of THCa.
Lisa Tollner
Co-Founder of Sensi Products
Lisa Tollner
Co-Founder of Sensi Products
Yes
Lawrence Perrigo
Owner of Saints Joints
Lawrence Perrigo
Owner of Saints Joints
No. The sugar leaves do not.
Aaron Puryear
Co-Owner of Oak City Hemp
Aaron Puryear
Co-Owner of Oak City Hemp
Yes
Dee Dee Taylor
Founder/CEO of 502 Hemp
Dee Dee Taylor
Founder/CEO of 502 Hemp
Yes
Troy Meadows
Co-Founder of The Legion of Bloom
Troy Meadows
Co-Founder of The Legion of Bloom
Some leaves produce trichomes, so yes.
Conrad Griese
Co-Founder of Hawaii Pipe Farm
Conrad Griese
Co-Founder of Hawaii Pipe Farm
Not as much as buds
Gillian Levy
Co-Founder & CEO of Humboldt Apothecary
Gillian Levy