What have you learned from starting your own company?
The number one thing I’ve learned is to get used to, and good at, rolling with the punches and problem solving. There is a new fire everyday, and the ability to work with those hiccups leads to success. A lot of businesses fail because they don’t know how to handle some issues or changing landscapes.
Patience is something I’ve also really learned in the past year with building Rosebud. There aren’t industry standards or regulations and there is no one to look up to who has created a CBD company like this before. I’m kind of walking in the dark everyday, finding my way.
What are the greatest misconceptions about CBD/cannabis usage?
In general, some of the big misconceptions are that hemp and cannabis are different plants when, in fact, they are just two different varieties of the same plant. It seems in our current landscape, people are leaning more toward half accepting the fact that when they are consuming or supporting CBD that they’re also supporting cannabis. We can’t have one without the other.
Another misconception is that CBD is a quick fix. You have to be willing to consider the whole user, how their body functions, and their day-to-day decisions with diet, sleep, routine, and more. You have to be patient to find the right dose and usage.
Lastly, that cannabis consumers are lazy and worthless. Some of the most intelligent and forward thinking people consume cannabis, and I personally am an all around better human being, boss, and more productive when I consume cannabis.