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Now We Know the Personal Reasons Why Tamra and Eddie Judge Got Into the Cannabis Business

The Real Housewives of Orange County cannabis entrepreneurs Tamra and Eddie Judge explained on RHOC alum Heather Dubrow's podcast.

By Alesandra Dubin
Eddie Judge, Tamra Judge

Eddie and Tamra Judge launched their VENA Wellness CBD product line back in January, celebrating it with a blowout launch party in May. And now The Real Housewives of Orange County couple is revealing more about just how they got into the biz.

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"It was a long time coming. We actually started investigating marijuana — getting into the marijuana business," Tamra explained on Heather Dubrow's World. "We looked into it, I want to say almost three years ago, because we had a friend who was getting into it. And then the more we looked into it, the more we were like, 'Yeah, we really don't want the DEA coming to our house and seizing our property. And until the laws change...' So we put it on the back burner."

"And then about two years ago, we started resurfacing [the idea], looking at it again, and then taking it and reading up on it," Tamra continued.

It was a health emergency with the family dog pushed them over the edge. "And then Bronx got cancer," Tamra explained. "Everybody was like, 'Give him CBD, give him CBD.' So we started giving him CBD. He's fine now. And then Eddie got sick with his heart condition. And so there was a lot of reasons why we got into it."

Eddie added, "I've always been anti-pharmaceutical for obvious reasons. And then I found myself in a real peculiar situation where I had to take them to make me feel better, to help me with my heart rhythm, with my A-fib."

"So it was important to us to find a solution that was naturopath, that was not synthetic, that I could use since I have to take an anti-rhythm drug and a blood thinner to help me through this a-fib chapter in my life," Eddie continued. "So when we discovered the benefits of CBD, it just opened up a whole wide range of possibilities — not just in the potential alleviation of this medical issue that I was experiencing. But just in general, it helps with so many different aspects of life. It just made sense for us to choose CBD as a product that we could bring to market and help everybody benefit from it."

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