Cannabis: Separating the Science from the Hype | Mara Gordon | TEDxPaloAlto

Cannabis: Separating the Science from the Hype | Mara Gordon | TEDxPaloAlto


NOTE FROM TED: While some viewers might find advice provided in this talk to be helpful as a complementary approach, please do not look to this talk for …

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  1. I am sorry lady but you don't know what you are talking about, there is no way a doctor can know how much you need only you can judge how much medicine you need when it comes to cannabis. she makes me think that she is a government plant, to try to talk people out of using THC in favor of CBD. they would have you believe that cannabis has 2 main ingredients THC and CBD, but that's not true there are over 140 canibinoids
    in THC and CBD is just one of them so don't let them con you into thinking you can cure cancer with just CBD because it just won't happen!. you need THC to cure cancer!!!, and I am proof of that!. CBD is great for muscle spasms and seizures and to help you sleep, but if you plan to treat cancer please don't just use CBD oil as it won't do the job on its own. you need all of the compounds in cannabis, if you want to beat cancer! I believe that I have cured my multiple myeloma just by smoking these last 6 years, if my next blood test doesn't show the enzyme indicator then I will be cured!.

  2. well if the government had not wasted the last one hundred years, we could have known everything about it by now!. and I can say for sure that it fights multiple myeloma, because the enzyme indicator for multiple myeloma was missing from my last test after having the disease for 6 years!.

  3. And how about the big greedy corporate marijuana growers that are spraying the product with pesticides and chemicals to enhance the effects and they’re getting away with it and we are all being exposed to it

  4. We do need more research on it! Just keep big phyma from taking over the industry!!! They love to come in and take over and make a fake pill instead of using the actual plant!!! Lab made pills are what's killing innocent people!!!

  5. I suffer from with chronic pain and been through it all to, I want to go green but I know insurance probably won't cover it and I can't afford it with what little I get on disability. I'm like so over living in pain all the time, I'm 56 and walk and live like a 90 year old lady.

  6. It was an alright talk but someone like Kevin Jodrey whos been in it for 30+ years and has been pushing and doing the research is a much better source of information, that man knows almost everything thats known about the plant.

  7. I’d really like to know exactly how she integrated THC dosing into the tapering process for getting off of opiates.

    While it indeed does help relieve pain drastically and also can mildly alleviate some withdrawal symptoms, it doesn’t just replace opiates when you’re a daily user with a tolerance. But I’d be very interested to know the best way to use cannabis while also tapering from painkillers

  8. The government just put out infinite today discrediting cannabis and its uses taking it one step further to equate it with developing psychosis and schizophrenia. Will the misinformation continue? We all know that the government profits off of outlawing cannabis through fines, court programs, and imprisonment, but what can we as the people do to combat this misinformation. Currently, as in right this second, people with medical licenses are traveling the United States and in the states where it is illegal they are being injustly imprisoned and heavily fined for a medicine capable of healing and relieving pain from numerous diseases.

  9. SO WHAT R WE SUPPOSED TO DO IN STATES WHERE ITS NOT LEGAL JUST SUFFER OR BE HOOKED ON OUR ONLY OPTION OPIATES IF WE WANNA KEEP OUR JOBS AND STAY OUT OF JAIL ITS TRULY NOT RIGHT THAT PEOPLE IN 1 STATE OVER R BENEFITTING FROM CANNABIS BUT I CANT SO I HAVE TO BE ADDICTED TO OPIATES BECAUSE I HAVE SEVERE PAIN

  10. I know a good amount on this subject but we need to make a change society blinds people from the real truths and people don’t even realize how much of sheep they are something needs to change

  11. This is a really good talk and I agree that there is SO much study and refinement needed to effectively address the myriad medical problems, but it haunts my sense of dread that it will be completely usurped and bastardized by Big Pharma. That corporate interests will hurl it into the ruination of the FDA who will demand that it be synthesized (for our protection) and rendered useless as anything but a symptom masker.
    We adamant purists must be ever so vigilant as this issue progresses.

  12. Mara, your clinical methodology and conclusions are flawed. I'm not convinced marijuana is medicinal. Too many of my friends who smoke it recreationally have psychological and financial problems because they're too stoned or high to care or seek solutions.
    Imo, smoking marijuana is neither medicinal nor marijuana, is 500x more carcinogenic than cigarettes, causes short term memory loss in adolescents and upper respiratory deterioration and complications in
    cardiopulmonary sufferers.
    Try talking logically with potheads, however, is like talking to a brick wall. They love to get high and not care about the horrific
    side effects. There's a reason why it's called dope and users are called dopers.
    If you're not a doctor, why are you giving medical advice based on your unorthodox trials? Did you ever try the feldenkrais method to alleviate your back pain? Most chronic back pain is due to poor habitual behavioral and alignment patterns which the fekdenkrais method alleviates through neuromuscular reeducation.
    Keep popping those pills and smoking that dope, though, the western and Amerikkkan way.
    From such a shondah I've never heard. Smh.

  13. I "Liked," this and once I reached the part where you misinformed everyone with your "CBD," remark, I was forced to change that like to an "Unlike." I realize my comment and opinion of your statement will not deter you from having a good day. Although, coming from a Florist/Grower of 137 different medical marijuana strains? If not for "CBD?" Most people would not continue using this plant. If not for CBD, a five year old little girl in Colorado would still be facing up to 5,000 seizures a year. A grandfather suffering from extreme Parkinson's disease wouldn't be able to feed himself, or, sign birthday cards for his grandchildren. If not for CBD, the unwanted effects such as paranoia, headaches, nervousness, anxiety, depression, ect. which is caused by THC, would turn anyone away from this plant.

  14. This was one of the best talks regarding cannabis I've heard done on a public stage. Of course, there are a few things I might contend, I do agree with nearly everything she said.

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