Acclaimed Author Speaks On Cbd In New York City

A little New York-California cross-fertilization of herbal consciousness took place asMartin Lee, the author ofSmoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana,spoke in Manhattan’s East Village Thursday night about“The Future of CBD and Medicinal Cannabis.” Lee discussed his current work with California-basedProject CBD, dedicated to promoting and publicizing research into the medical uses of cannabidiol, andEmerald Pharms, his CBD-oriented dispensary in southern Mendocino County. The event was hosted bythe Alchemist’s Kitchen,a new age-flavored herbal apothecary—or “botanical dispensary”—on East 1st Street. Under New York state’s medical marijuana law, the Kitchen recently launched aBowery Cannabis Club, which specializes in CBD products.Lee spoke enthusiastically of the recent surgein interest in CBD, a cannabinoid that growers unconsciously bred out of their strains over the past generations in favor of the psychoactive THC. Now there is a growing appreciation of the more subtle...



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