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EP 43: Jorge Moral — How CBD Improved My Sleep Hygiene As a First Responder

Good Dudes Grow

Release Date: 10/11/2021

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Jorge Moral, a veteran firefighter for the past 30 years, used to think he had a drinking problem. It’s something many firefighters struggle with — turning to the bottle in response to on-the-job stress and, in more extreme cases, trauma and PTSD. Only for Jorge, he realized it wasn’t actually a drinking problem he had. It was a sleeping problem.

 

“I was using alcohol to try to go to bed, because I went two or three years of just taking naps,” he says. “I would take a nap at night, maybe a couple of hours, and that’s it.” 

 

Ultimately, Jorge decided to try CBD to treat his insomnia — and he’s never looked back. On this episode of Good Dudes Grow, Gary and Jorge talk about the ways CBD has helped him with his recovery as a first responder, the coping mechanisms it’s allowed him to let go of (including Adderall), and why he sees CBD as a piece of the puzzle (but not the entire answer).

 

What You'll Learn:

  • The role CBD played in his recovery when Jorge (drunkenly, at a wedding) decided to donate his kidney
  • What else he’s turned to, besides CBD, to improve his sleep hygiene
  • Why it’s important that more first responders have stigma-free access to CBD and THC
  • And much more!

 

Favorite Quote:

 

“CBD is not the answer to everything, but it’s a tool to get you to the answer.”

— Jorge Moral

 

Connect with Jorge: 

 

Facebook

 

Instagram

 

How to get involved: 

Gary Roberts is the founder and CEO of Pure Body Zen, a company based not only around creating and selling high-quality CBD products, but one that is on a mission to change the landscape on how mental health and addiction are treated. Gary has founded a non-profit called Promises Recovery Centers for those who need it as well as creating the first-ever educational training facility for Physicians, Therapists, and Mental Health advocates using innovative therapeutics like psilocybin, Mdma, and LSD.

You can learn more about Pure Body Zen on their site, on LinkedIn, and on Instagram.

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