Rob Van Dam is aware of the general public “unknowns” that surround CBD, but as a man who is passionate about its value, RVD makes matters clear and says there’s plenty of medicinal benefits from the CBD found in marijuana. If you’re a novice to the CBD world, Rob took some time to clarify it a bit in a new interview with WrestleZone’s Dominic DeAngelo. Some people are still mistaken about THC (the part that gets you high) and CBD, and RVD noted that it all depends on an individual’s symptoms, but if they’re just looking to try it out he recommends starting with CBD.
“If you don’t normally smoke anything and then you smoke, say a bowl or joint or whatever of the CBD, if you don’t normally smoke something, you probably definitely are going to get a head change. It’s rare that you’re not going to feel anything, but it’s different. For me, I feel like it’s more clarity. It’s more of an elevated perception than it is being high and so there’s these different effects and like I said, you just kind of got to experiment. That’s a great way to just see what CBD will do. It’s got zero THC in it, and so if you really just want to get that in your body and see how it reacts then I guess I would say just try some CBD flour.”
“A lot of people that smoke marijuana smoke because they want to relieve stress. For the people that want to do that, but they can’t because they get tested at their job and if they have THC, they will get fired or suspended or whatever, reprimanded. For those people, this stuff has been really good. I’ve talked to quite a few people that have smoked the CBD flour and they love it for that reason. It doesn’t show up on their test and they really like the way that it makes them feel and it helps them with their stress, anxieties,” he said. “I had a girl tell me that it helped me with their menstrual cycle regularity. Yeah, it’s really like amazing stuff and it’s still experimental so even though people feel like they’re completely lost about it, the whole world is just learning.”
When opening up for Headstrong, his documentary released last year, a primary concern of Rob’s was him potentially losing that “superstar allure” by letting his guard down. Despite that concern, he’s extremely happy with the outcome, but from the wrestling side of that coin, he believes that there ultimately has to be a balance to the scales.
“I’m old school and it’s so different. It used to be about protecting the business. That was the number one rule now it’s not like it’s even on the top ten, you know? And so I’m not gonna fight it, but to me, I point out especially about [where] it would be better because of course I do because my values are old school, you know what I mean? But yeah, it’s all about balance.”
RVD cited how ECW played an extreme factor in being a company that blurred those lines of reality and what one sees commence with the competitors on the canvas. A great deal of the fanbase are adults and Rob believes it’s appropriate to tip a bit of the cap to reality.
“It always has to move with the times and the ages and has to evolve and so in order to entertain an adult crowd that thinks like adults I think that you have to have a lot of realism in there so they can relate to it and they’re gonna know about real shit anyways. It’s been all over the Internet.”
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