CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WITH RESTART CBD

CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WITH RESTART CBD

Running a female-owned CBD brand in the cannabis industry is not for the faint of heart. In fact, according to Market Watch, the number of women in senior ranks of cannabis companies fell from 36.8% in 2019 to 22.1% in 2021. We feel fortunate to be doing what we’re doing in our home state of Texas, and are grateful to reflect such a strong and diverse team of women helping us lead the charge and trail-blaze a path forward for other women to join in the movement. So, in celebrating International Women’s Day, we asked our team a few questions.

From our founders to our awesome budtenders, they’re sharing their favorite product, why, and what it means to be a woman in cannabis.

Read below to learn more about what drives our team forward, as we celebrate this month of badass women making history!

Shayda Torabi – Co-Founder & CEO

What’s your favorite product?

100mg Pure CBD Isolate Oil

Why is it your favorite product?

To this day, I take CBD oil pretty much daily and consider it an integral part of managing my day-to-day wellness.

What makes you feel empowered as a woman in cannabis?

Cannabis is a female plant! So naturally, I feel pulled towards it even though it’s been a male-dominated industry. I appreciate the opportunity to do what we do building, educating, and advocating with RESTART because I hope my journey can inspire other women to look at cannabis in a more fond light and that they too might begin to see themselves in the plant for the beautiful and healing properties it has.

Sydney Torabi – Co-Founder & CMO

What’s your favorite product?

THCv:CBD:CBDv Oil

Why is it your favorite product?

It’s one of our newer products but as a former collegiate athlete who remains extremely active, I love the benefits of this oil as a “pre-workout” to enhance my workouts!

What makes you feel empowered as a woman in cannabis?

This isn’t an industry I ever thought I’d find myself in especially with the way people treated cannabis even just 10 years ago… I am so proud of what my team and I have accomplished in these last 4-years but we continue to break that stigma, and prove you can be a strong female leader and also consume cannabis!

Nika Torabi – Production Manager & Digital Marketing Manager

What is your favorite product?

Elektra CBD Sativa Flower

Why is it your favorite product?

Elektra helps me stay grounded and relaxed throughout the day, but still leaves me feeling functional, productive, and creative.

What makes you feel empowered as a woman in cannabis?

I feel empowered as a woman in cannabis because my family and I built this business from nothing, from the ground up. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to openly share our passion for such a taboo plant (especially in Texas), and together we’re working every day to break the stigma against cannabis!

Carley Roller – Marketing & Partnerships Manager

What’s your favorite product?

550mg CBD Wedding Cake Vape Cartridge

Why is it your favorite product?

Honestly, I love marijuana very much, but I am NOT a functional stoner. I keep my CBD vape nearby during the day to aid my anxiety and ease any coffee high.

What makes you feel empowered as a woman in cannabis?

It feels amazing to help guide people through such a misconstrued plant; as we learn and study this plant, we are looked at to have the answers. Of course, we are not doctors, so we might not know everything… but when we have the answers, it’s a very self-fulfilling experience to know that we as a team are a part of the change.

De’Andrea Cherry – Retail Manager

What is your favorite product?

5mg Delta 9 THC Sour Gummy Bears

Why is it your favorite product?

I’m choosing our 5mg D9 Gummy Bears because they’re simply the tastiest THC gummy I’ve had in Texas and really any legal state I’ve shopped in! The lower dose allows me to micro-dose when I want, or total dose without sacrificing taste and quality.

What makes you feel empowered as a woman in cannabis?

Being a woman in cannabis almost feels destined to be, considering the plant used for marijuana production is indeed, female! It opens up so many opportunities for other women, and especially women of color like me to feel empowered, seen, and almost as a form of inspiration for other marginalized groups to succeed in whatever they’re passionate about.

Aubrey McCarty – Shipping Manager

What’s your favorite product?

950mg Delta 8 Pineapple Express Vape Cartridge

Why is it your favorite product?

It’s a perfect Sativa strain without the anxiety and jitters but also has that relaxing Delta 8 effect that you’d find in a hybrid. A great strain to use during the day that’s not going to put you on the couch.

What makes you feel empowered as a woman in cannabis?

Growing alongside a very knowledgeable team of women is inspiring, I learn something new every day from these ladies. RESTART CBD has a very unique approach to the cannabis industry here in Texas. I really do believe the way these wonderful ladies stand out is the reason we are #1 in Austin for CBD!

Krishna Patel – Budtender

What’s your favorite product?

Delta 8 THC 10mg Mints

Why is it your favorite product?

They are super easy to consume, and the dosage is low, so the effects are not too overwhelming. What I love most about the mints is that if you want to feel a more recreational effect, you can definitely take more!

What makes you feel empowered as a woman in cannabis?

I love breaking the stigma that only men know about cannabis, it truly makes me happy working around other women who are so educated and passionate about the plant as well. I hope in the future there is more inclusivity regardless of gender or race as more people are becoming passionate about cannabis too!

Kersten Chapmen – Budtender

What’s your favorite product?

D8:CBN Oil + Gummies

Why is it your favorite product?

I am the true definition of a night owl, and because of that- I tend to have a more challenging time falling asleep at a reasonable hour. The only thing that seems to work for me is my Delta 8 + CBN combo, which even helps me stay asleep when my mind wants to wander.

What makes you feel empowered as a woman in cannabis?

I’m thankful to be a part of a growing industry that’s dedicated to not only educating but breaking the stigma tied to cannabis. Being a part of a change motivates me to stay informed, to keep others informed. #thefutureiscannabis