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Shayda Torabi, Restart CBD Co-Founder Speaks at USA CBD Expo in Miami, Florida

Shayda Torabi Speaker USA CBD Expo in Miami Florida August 4, 2019

Building and Marketing a CBD Brand in an Unregulated Market, Speaker Shayda Torabi
USA CBD Expo, Miami Florida, August 4, 2019
Shayda Torabi, Featured Speaker

Shayda Torabi - Co-Founder of Restart CBD Speaker USA CBD Convention Miami Florida, August 2019

Shayda Torabi has been called one of the most influential Women in WordPress and now she’s one of the women leading the cannabis reformation conversation in Austin. She’s currently the Co-Founder of RESTART CBD, a THC free CBD wellness company. And has formerly held marketing positions at WP Engine and WebDevStudios.

Additionally, she runs an Austin based travel and lifestyle blog called “With Shayda” which has afforded her opportunities to work with brands ranging from Texas Monthly and SoulCycle to The Westin. When she’s not busy looking for the best vegan ice cream on the road, you can find her in her hometown of Austin, Texas pursuing her passions for fitness, wellness, and self care.

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What are Cannabinoids?

What are Cannabinoids - Restart CBD

There are three types of cannabinoids:

  • phytocannabinoids (found in plants)
  • synthetic cannabinoids (produced in the lab)
  • endocannabinoids (produced in the human body)

What are Cannabinoids - Restart CBD

Cannabinoids mirror the endocannabinoids that our bodies naturally produce illustrating our close relationship with the cannabis plant.

The Cannabis plant contains over 100 types of cannabinoids. These are the chemical compounds created by the cannabis plant. They are used to treat a variety of conditions including pain, anxiety, inflammation, bone growth, even epilepsy and cancer.

They modulate comunication between cells, and also help when a deficiency or problem with our Endocannabinoid System exists. These cannabinoids bind to receptor sites throughout our brain (CB1 Receptors) and body (CB2 Receptors). Different cannabinoids have didfferent effects depending on which receptors they bind to. For example, THC binds to receptors in the brain whereas CBD (cannabidiol) has a strong affinity for CB2 receptors located throughout the body.

Some of the major Cannabinoids include:

  • CBD (Cannabidiol)
  • CBDA (Cannabidiolic Acid)
  • CBG (Cannabigerol)
  • CBGA (Cannabigerolic acid)
  • CBC (Cannabichromene)
  • CBCA (Cannabichromenenic acid)
  • Δ9-THCA (Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid)
  • Δ9-THC (Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol)
  • Δ8-THC (Delta-8 Tetrahydrocannabinol)
  • THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin)

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History of Hemp to CBD

History of Hemp - Restart CBD

Hemp is among the oldest industries on the planet, going back more than 10,000 years to the beginnings of pottery. The Columbia History of the World states that the oldest relic of human industry is a bit of hemp fabric dating back to approximately 8,000 BC.

From Hemp to CBD: a 400-year journey


In the 1600s, hemp and hemp seeds were introduced to North America from China and became an important agricultural crop.

Hemp was an important fiber source for grain bags, rope, wagon covers, and clothes. Hemp seed oil was important in the production of ink, paints, varnishes and lamp oil.


Presidents Washington and Jefferson both grew hemp. Americans were legally bound to grow hemp during the Colonial Era and Early Republic.


The rise of tobacco and cotton in the mid-1800s led to a decline in hemp production, and as hemp production diminished into the twentieth century, its THC content began to increase when it began to crossbreed with its southern Asian cousin.


In 1937, Congress passed the Marihuana Tax Act which effectively began the era of hemp prohibition. The tax and licensing regulations of the act made hemp cultivation difficult for American farmers. The chief promoter of the Tax Act, Harry Anslinger, began promoting anti-marijuana legislation around the world.


Then came World War II. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor shut off foreign supplies of “manila hemp” fiber from the Philippines. The USDA produced a film called “Hemp For Victory” to encourage U.S. farmers to grow hemp for the war effort. The U.S. government formed the War Hemp Industries Department and subsidized hemp cultivation. During the war, U.S. farmers grew about a million acres of hemp across the Midwest as part of that program.

After the war ended, the government quietly shut down all the hemp processing plants and the industry faded away again.


The psychoactive component of marijuana, THC, was not identified as such until the 1960s, at which point industrial hemp and high-THC varieties were indistinguishable.


Cannabis has been shown to be effective for several ailments including pain, sleep apnea, seizures, multiple sclerosis, Chohn’s disease, glaucoma,  and chemotherapy-induced vomiting and nausea.

As of June 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a drug containing CBD to reduce seizure occurrences in epilepsy. Shortly afterwards, the FDA approved pharmaceuticals containing CBD and less than 0.1% of THC. Other drugs containing synthetically derived active ingredients such as dronabinol and nabilone (which has a chemical structure similar to THC) are available to treat anorexia associated with weight loss among AIDS patients.

The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 was a proposed law to remove hemp (defined as cannabis with less than 0.3% THC) from Schedule I controlled substances and making it an ordinary agricultural commodity. Its provisions were incorporated in the 2018 United States farm bill that became law on December 20, 2018.


Austin, TX – Gov. Greg Abbott signed HB 1325 into law, allowing Texas farmers to grow hemp commercially and making Texas the 45th state to approve hemp farming.

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New Study Finds CBD Reduces Anxiety

RESTART CBD Oil for Anxiety

A new study was published this week which showed that CBD can significantly reduce anxiety.

This study also showed that CBD is effective as a sleep aid.

You can read the full paper here.


  • The final sample consisted of 72 adults presenting with primary concerns of anxiety (n = 47) or poor sleep (n = 25).
  • Anxiety scores decreased within the first month in 57 patients (79.2%) and remained decreased during the study duration.
  • Sleep scores improved within the first month in 48 patients (66.7%) but fluctuated over time.
  • In this chart review, CBD was well tolerated in all but 3 patients.

CONCLUSION: Cannabidiol may hold benefit for anxiety-related disorders. Controlled clinical studies are needed.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of many cannabinoid compounds found in cannabis. It does not appear to trigger a “high” or alter consciousness.

A recent surge in scientific publications has found preclinical and clinical evidence documenting value for CBD in some neuropsychiatric disorders, including:

  • epilepsy
  • anxiety
  • schizophrenia.
  • Evidence points toward a calming effect for CBD in the central nervous system.

Interest in CBD as a treatment of a wide range of disorders has exploded, yet few clinical studies of CBD exist in the psychiatric literature.

Unlike some past studies which showed that CBD helped to reduce anxiety at higher dosage levels (300mg/day), this study showed that patients were able to reduce their anxiety with as little as 25mg/day.


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Uncut. Unrefined. CBD Wax Cartridge Strains

CBD Wax Cartridges • NO PG/VG

Many CBD cartridges on the market today are CUT with either PG/VG, MCT, hemp oil, or other unnatural chemical carriers.

This cartridge is a pure, 100% chemical-free, organic CBD vaping experience with maximum milligram potency. Extra maintenance is required, but it’s worth it.  Every ingredient is RAW and grown from the earth.

Click here for instructions regarding our Uncut CBD Wax Cartridges.

Cartridges are 11mm at the widest part. Please measure your existing battery unit to ensure it will fit. If you are unsure, we sell also sell battery kits online or instore.

Uncut Unrefined CBD Wax Cartridges * RESTART CBD Austin Texas

Available online or in-store:

  • 1ML 1000MG 65% Cartridges
  • 1ML 1000MG 30% Cartridges
  • 1/2ML 500MG 30% Cartridgs

When ordering, specify size/strength and strain. If an item is out of stock on-line, please call to make a special order.