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

Mara Gordon is the co-founder of Aunt Zelda’s™, The Oil Plant, Calla Spring Wellness, and Zelda Therapeutics. She specializes in the development of cannabis …


  1. Very dissapointed in your ignorance, cannabis dosnt need all this ,no one overdoses, so smoke it eat it or rub it on , nature gave you a medicine that dosnt require a doctor, the plant will not cause you to overdose, why do you think it's illegal becuze you don't need a doctor , it that easy …booksmart =1,,,,,,,common sense =0

  2. I think the added temporary interneuronal synapse connections thanks to marijuana and especially the psychedelics are literal wiring upgrades to our brains that can be made permanent through normal neuroplasticity learning. These new connections give parts of our brains new access to both our current sensory perceptions, heightening them and making us more appreciative of everything we experience, while also giving parts of our brains new access to memories making even our memories heightened with literally new mental perspectives on them. It’s like a physical empathy, giving our brains the ability to have new and more diverse perspectives on everything, past and present.

    These substances widely have the reputation as creativity-enhancers but I think actually they’re empathy-enhancers creating new perspectives, giving artists greater ability to imagine how a wider audience will perceive their work while it’s in progress, making it more creative as a result.

    Legalize, release, expunge and give industry advantages to the minorities most harmed.

  3. I just want to give thumbs up she did a wonderful job explaining cannabis medicine in basic form to give you an idea of what to look forward to… GREAT JOB… ZERO BIAS STRAIGHT TRUTH…

  4. I really Appreciate this still ,but its essential 😉 lol to explain the terpenes alot better, maybe I just have a esoteric understanding of plants in generals potency lmao

  5. Thank you Mara! We have been lied to about cannabis. I think big pharma has known for a long time that cannabis can kill cancer cells. They only care about the money, but the world is waking up now!! It's time that we are allowed to treat ourselves with natural plants and medicine, without being locked away in a cell for it.

  6. You make this world a better place Mara Gordon. Thank you for educating yourself so that you can now educate the world. Even this Wake N Bake gal appreciates your hard work developing dosing guidelines….I am able to help my NOW husband even better than before. PLEASE do another Ted talk as l am sure you barely scratched the surface of what people really need to know in order to effectively treat chronic pain as well as many other medical conditions.

  7. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to cannabis treatment protocols. I look forward to the future of medical marijuana and following your journey!

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