Rewind CBD with Rodney Wallace
Rewind CBD with Rodney Wallace. In 2017 Things were looking up for Rodney. He had just signed with New York City FC, he was clean, and with his mindset to participate in Costa Rica’s team for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Nothing but clear skies ahead. That is until he started feeling a pain in his hip so horrid that he was afraid he wouldn’t be able to walk, and much less play, again. He couldn’t even play with his own daughter. He started taking prescribed pain medication again because it wasn’t like he had much choice, but he used it responsibly and it helped. So he started taking CBD as a part of his routine. Besides his hip, he’d massage his knees or his back with it and felt a lot better. Before bed, he took the tincture and woke up feeling great. He also took the medicine to the locker room, but there he was forced to hide it. “This seems childish,” he would think. “That I’m hiding something that’s so good for me, that’s supposed to be legal.” It certainly is. By this stage, he was at the pinnacle of his career, with no intention of quitting any time soon. His dream of being on the national team for Costa Rica came true. It was everything to him.
“But because of the pain I knew I only had so many years left,” he said. “But with CBD maybe I could stay more years.” But there was one problem: the bottle claimed that its contents had 0.3% of THC. Was that tiny amount going to appear on a drug test? Was this a risk he’d have to worry about? He also started noticing a bit of a “head high”, paired with a slight case of the munchies. Besides, the tincture tasted terrible, like “wax, baby oil, petroleum and weed plant mixed. Disgusting.” So he started taking soft gel capsules, which were much better but had a tendency to melt in the bottle that they came in. They worked, but they weren’t perfect. So Wallace decided to make them perfect. Someone told him to make his own CBD extract, so he just kept thinking about it and talking about it with his wife, until he decided to just go for it. Come 2018, he was already researching different labs, looking to make a product with absolutely no THC in it. He wasn’t taking any risks, and didn’t want his potential customers to do so either: “I want it to be in every single locker room, for every single player to use, and I want them to feel what I felt.” That’s when Rewind was born.