My Idea is titled CBD ReLeaf, a one stop shop full of informative easy reading blogs and fun to listen to podcasts! Designed to educate people on the benefits of CBD and inform them as to how they might use this product.
But first let's start from the beginning with the idea. This idea came to me when I was on holiday, I watched a youtube video about Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) a nerve damage illness which is also known as the "suicide disease". It showed how people got to the point where they wanted to end their lives due to the pain (which is comparable to 3rd degree burns, child birth and the bite of an African fire ant) it then went on to show how CBD oil can be used to relieve this.
In 2016 the use of CBD in the UK was legalised as long as the product has less than 0.2% THC content. As long as you're under the THC standards the product can be sold with the right licenses. However, in the UK there are still products being miss sold or miss marketed. Hemp seed oil is increasingly being sold as CBD despite containing a very small or no amount of the CBD compound itself. In November of 2018 a product containing THC was legalised for the use of treating severe symptoms of MS in the UK, this sparked both the University of Oxford and the University of Reading to start researching the health benefits of Cannabis for the use of patients with eplilepsy.
I have always believed that instead of telling people "don't do drugs" why not educate them and let them know how sometimes, like in the case of cannabis, they may be able to help alleviate pain and ailments they've suffered with for years. This brought my focus to CBD; most people, when asked, don't know what it is and once they learn it comes from cannabis they immediately link the product to the negative connotations of cannabis (the "high") when in actual fact CBD has so many amazing qualities (and NO psychoactive effects). Due to the high cost of licensing, lab testing and marketing I have decided to start with a blog and podcast before creating my own product as there is very limited UK based informative blogs and podcasts which don't involve heavy vocabulary and complex science. Not to say my site won't be factual, it will, but it will be written so everyone can understand CBD.
I am looking for funding to buy the correct equipment to record a quality podcast where I will interview industry professionals, doctors and more! The funding would also go towards the blog (hosting, domains, design) as well as promotional material as I look to advertise in September through my university freshers to inform them of what's out there. I'm so passionate about this project I have been researching non-stop to try and get the most up-to-date information and facts to be able to spread the word. Any interest whether its guidance, funding or sharing would be such an amazing tool for me.
This project will also look towards becoming profitable. During our first and current phase we are trying to become affiliated with top quality brands and have already secured our first one. We get commission for sales through our affliate link however, this is not enough to become a proper working business. The second phase of this project will be creating our own product to provide to our audience but as written above this is not yet viable as we do not have the funds.
I have already started creating a collection of blogs I will post including beginners guides, product reviews, and benefits for health, evidencing facts from published papers. Everything I write I want to be factually correct so I intend on citing every fact I post.