About CBD Seniors

Co-founders, Dr. Igor Brussel & marijuana activists Richard Cowan & Dr. Bob Melamede created CBD Seniors in an effort to educate the senior community on the vast benefits of the inclusion of CBD products into a senior’s daily routine. Read more about our co-founders below.

more about our founders:

Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D.

 Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A is a clinician-scientist and ophthalmic surgeon. Before attending Chicago Medical School, he worked as a Research Scientist in a Healthspan Pharmacology Laboratory at University of California, Irvine focused on investigating the impact of botanical extracts and dietary supplements that can slow the aging process and add healthy years to human life. 
He has served as a clinical/scientific consultant to multiple stage companies focused on developing interventions for age-related diseases.

Dr. Igor started to learn about CBD through his research as well as from patient experiences and has since become an advocate for their efficacy. He teamed up with long-time activist Richard Cowan to co-create CBDSeniors.com & Blue Ribbon Hemp for Seniors in 2020.

Dr. Bob Melamede

Dr. Robert Melamede has a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from the City University of New York. Dr. Melamede is a recognized leader on
the therapeutic uses of cannabis, and has authored numerous papers on a
wide variety of subjects. Dr. Melamede retired as Chairman of the Biology Department at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in 2005, where he continues to teach and research cannabinoids, cancer, and DNA repair.

Richard Cowan

Cowan’s December 1973 cover-article in the late William F. Buckley’s National Review magazine, calling for American Conservatives to support marijuana legalization drew international attention to the absurdity of marijuana prohibition and was described as opening a new front in the drug war.  

From August 1992 to August 1995 Cowan served as executive director of NORML. In 1997 he began MarijuanaNews.com, which has been called the original marijuana blog. Cowan also pioneered video blogging in 2001 on Marc Emery’s Pot TV. Richard now lives in Europe where he works with marijuana legalization activists.

He co-created CBDSeniors.com & Blue Ribbon Hemp to help erase the stigma of cannabis-based plants especially among his generation.

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