Re-Thinking Cannabis: The Therapeutic Potential of CBD | Ryan Crane | TEDxChicago



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Ryan Crane is a cannabis entrepreneur with a background in neuroscience and a passion for performance optimization. His TEDxChicago talk gives an entertaining explanation of the science behind cannabis, as he ultimately calls it the next great superfood. Ryan Crane is a cannabis entrepreneur with a background in neuroscience and a passion for performance optimization. He is the founder of Chicago-based beverage brands Tukan and Tempo, companies that are re-thinking the way we fuel our bodies every day. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

30 comments

  1. It’s great stuff but like all supplements, sometimes you’re going to find a great one and sometimes you’re going to get a dud. It’s ok. Try different ones until you find something that works for you and look at the reviews. I hate getting high but I also don’t like having anxiety attacks. So, it really does take the edge off. I always say you should be the as self reliant as possible but CBD can calm you down enough to work on yourself better and getting back to normal.

  2. If you want to help yourself, just google Weedborn. I know you will find good solutions for all your discomforts there.

  3. Good info. Wished he touched on the fact that although Hemp and Marijuana are both in the cannabis family, and look the same, they're two different plants.

  4. If you want to help yourself, just google Weedborn. I know you will find good solutions for all your discomforts there.

  5. If you actually work for living you can't take CBD. Company pre hire drug tests or if you injure yourself most places automatically make you take a drug screen and you WILL fail if you take CBD. Don't do it.

  6. I doubt that cbd would have a negative affect over a long period of time.

    Cbd helps support the endocaboid system helping it to become more efficient and effective in its role to regulate alignments to do with stress, emotions, environment and etc.

    For example if we consume a lot of vegetables that are high in potassium, potassium helps support heart health and other parts of the body.

    We all need to eat the right foods daily to support the different bodly functions.

    Cbd oil is classed as a food supplement. It directly targets certain parts of the brain to help improve the endocaboid system.

    I could be wrong but this is what I am understanding from listening to this Ted talk.

    I have recently purchased cbd oil today as I have been suffering from anxiety and panic attacks.

    This reassures me that cbd could help strengthen my weaknesses around my anxiety.

    It will not cure it but hopefully will aid in my recovery.

    Stress is the biggest causes of inflammation and mental health problems and disease.

    Cbd seems to lower stress and improve the endocaboid system which in return helps you become stronger and more ressiliant in the long term.

  7. Cultures around the world have known this for generations.

    Also, true for many other substances like the coca leaf.

  8. The best option for healt is organic plant base food. Eat cheap hempseeds or hemp oil. Processed oils like CBD is maybe ok but expensive.

  9. Wish our societys werent run by greedy pharmaceutical companies… drug business is so large.. this is just wishful thinking <3 and a bright hopeful future (the video)

  10. I smoke cbd joints. My cardiologist told me I have tachycardia, especially when i'm sleep. I've been smoking for one week, once a day and let me tell you it works. I still experience waking up with a pounding heart and sometimes anxiety but it's getting better and better. I don't wanna take the beta blockers because i know all what's happening to my heart and blood pressure is due to months of stress and anxiety. Waking up heart bpm is like 105, sometimes 130+. After doing deep breathing it's down to 95-92 and after smoking a few puffs of cbd joints 75-72bpm. Without deep breathing, the cbd brings my heart rate down to the 80's after a few minutes. I was skeptical but cbd works!! I'm about to incorporate the oil and more puffs during the day!!

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