This platform has been a huge advocate for Cannabis, the legalization of it, the use of it for medicinal purposes, for recreational and also for social justice reasons. It’s a well known fact that this magical plant and it’s use has many many benefits.
Let’s talk about CBD.
CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis (marijuana). While CBD is an essential component of medical marijuana, it is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant. While CBD is a component of marijuana (one of hundreds), by itself it does not cause a “high.”
So if you’re looking for the benefits of weed without getting stoned, CBD is the answer AND it’s legal.
I first met Darek, the founder of “The Green Room” a little over a year ago at a Cannabis networking event in Hoboken, this young guy with really great hair and a fire vintage tee caught my eye (for other reasons other than work related let’s be honest). We started chatting and he told me about his new CBD shop in Hoboken. Darek being a young budding entrepreneur spoke so passionately about his business and being part of the Hoboken community we hit it off right away and became friends.
A few months after we met he needed help re-branding his shop and he needed a name. After smoking a few CBD pre-rolls I said to him.
“The Green Room”
A few weeks later I got a FaceTime call from Darek while I was on a trip to Moscow and he said
“Guess what?! I changed the name to the Green Room”
A year later, Darek has opened 2 more shops in Montclair and Redbank and is killing the CBD game. The Green Room carries their own brand that they work with different manufacturers around the US to create, as well as some partnership brand to make sure every customer can find what they’re looking for.
I get to sit down with him at his shop to catch up and I couldn’t be prouder of him.
Check out this interview and his shop in Hoboken!
64 Newark Street