I am an executive producer of Freakonomics. My friend Colin created the Playstation Underground community, and later launched Playstation Online. Now we’re in the hemp business. Ask us anything!
Paul Fiore here with my good friend Colin Maclean (u/CBDeezee), coming to you live from the NatureArc headquarters in Los Angeles.
Our website: https://www.naturearc.com/#AMA
I was an executive producer of Freakonomics. Later, I started a POS company, now merged with POSaBIT, which allows cannabis dispensaries to manage sales and inventory while accepting credit & debit cards. Patrons use their cards to buy Litecoin, which is then exchanged for product, then the POS converts the Litecoin back to cash.
After leaving USC, Colin trained to shoot archery in the Olympics. Then he went to manage the EA sports division, and was eventually recruited by Sony, where he created Playstation Underground, and later Playstation Online.
A few years after Playstation, Colin’s newborn triplets were facing immense medical complications that created unique mental health & drug issues his family life-- problems and stressors that drove him to wonder about alternatives, and ultimately spend late night studying cannabis derivatives. My own brother Tim was researching CBD in-depth just before he passed of opioid overdose, hoping for a way out.
While federal policy has held clinical research behind, the anecdotal evidence available for cannabinoids is compelling.
According to HelloMD and the Brightfield Group, 71% of users reported that their cannabinoid product was as effective or more effective than their prescription medication, while 82% said their cannabinoid product worked as well as or better than OTC medication.
For our first formula, Nature Rx Everyday Wellness, we wanted to develop a CBD oil that actually tastes good. We found a way to enhance the natural, citrus flavonoids and terpenes in the extract, rather than masking the undesirables.
We added only 3 simple ingredients to our cannabinoid extract: MCT Oil, Monk Fruit Extract, and Cold Pressed Orange Oil. We're a little biased, but we think it's the best tasting sublingual tincture available. If you would like to give it a try, enter “AMA10off” at checkout (no-questions-asked 30-day guarantee).
Next, we set out to be the first to remove THC entirely from an otherwise full cannabinoid, terpenoid, and flavonoid profile. A true full-spectrum hemp oil, minus the THC that gets you “high”. This is important because cannabis components, of which there are hundreds, have more potent effects when taken in unison. This is known as the Entourage Effect.
The FDA recently approved a cannabinoid/CBD product as a drug that will be priced at $32,500/year. Big pharmaceutical companies have strong incentives to try and classify cannabinoid products as drugs, and lobby for restrictions on cannabinoids as supplements.
The Trump administration is currently seeking public comments on cannabis classification. Please, if you haven’t already, leave your thoughts (we have until 10/31). https://www.reddit.com/r/trees/comments/9peox0/the_fda_is_taking_comments_on_whether_or_not/
Thanks for having us. Please, ask away about mental health, hemp, and cannabinoids!