Thanks for your kind words about O’Shaughnessy’s. I did play a role in expediting the cultivation of CBD-rich Cannabis in the U.S., but not as you describe. (Interesting how urban legends develop.) The story of how cannabidiol was reintroduced in the U.S. in recent years is told in these pieces:
Bornheim Studying Effects of CBD
GWPharmaceuticals to Make Sativex
CBD Reintro Era 2011
CBD How it Works 2011
CBD Update 2013
ProjectCBD.org is being reconfigured by Martin A. Lee. That’s where the ongoing story will be reported in detail.
I’m putting material from O’S back issues online at BeyondTHC.com, and working on the next print edition.
As ever (but only 92% — I’m recovering from a not-so-cute anemia following “routine” hernia surgery),