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

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Have you ever felt sick to your stomach after taking CBD oil?

This gonna flag, probably One of the Best and Entertaining speakers I've heard to date.

Growing HEMP will restore the 'soil', will restore the 'atmosphere'.
Will create BIO-DEGRADABLE plastics.
This is the only way I can get this message out; HEMP plastics is the future for earth.
I wrecked my Harley not wearing my helmet that stopped my heart 3 times, put me into an 87 day coma waking with a 5.5 brain injury requiring relearning life. Once returning home I tried having my doctor do an MRI of my brain to compare to my wreck. He refused telling me that BIG PHARMA will financially destroy any doctor that proves THC restores brain injuries.
This upset me so much that I taught myself MOLECULAR SCIENCE and went to the gold shop in KALISPELL MONTANA showing JB how copper transitioned into gold. This got me kicked out and he told 'city council' that I am making FOOLS GOLD from copper pass tests
Boiling water proves that 'heat' excites MOLECULES allowing ATOMS to escape.
This is how copper transitions into GOLD and nickel into PLATINUM.
Earth must be restored by growing HEMP world wide.

I could tell that he smoked weed when he laughed

Cannabis CBD already changed my life in just a few days

Perfectly said.

Wonderful! Great thoughts and yes thank God for Hemp and CBD!

You won"t feel high its called a cbd drunk lol because you feel drunk not stoned I have totally felt this.

a useful discussion on the need to de-stigmatize the use of cannabis, in particular by educating on its non-psychoactive therapeutic ingredients like cbd, which is a good start, towards broader acceptance, as this man has concluded the talk with, although i must admit im always just a bit skeptical of those who tout cbd alone as therapeutic, sure it has its own potentials, its effective as several studies in-vitro and in-vivo have demonstrated, but it is important to compare effects of it alone vs. whole plant spectrum treatments for the range of diseases illnesses cannabis as a holistic medicine can heal, with all its other cannabinoids and terpenes, pinenes etc. which all contribute more effectively in the entourage effect, as natures designed it to do so-my two cent withregard to the fact that isolating any compound for treatment assumes that scientists know exactly how the particular compound works completely alone, its never the case, its something that big pharma or big marijuana is more likely to promote, because then they can claim patent on unique compositions they have concocted, which could also happen with whole plant strain, but is less likely to be accepted by the masses who have a right to grow any plant they wish but may be duped by governments and their corporate lobbies who find surreptitious ways to make anything big they may profit off of illegal through new controls and laws, everyone should know though that a plant is mother earth's gift to man, that cannot be patented, which is why its been kept illegal for all these years, despite knowing its tremendous therapeutic medicinal potentials because there was no way to regulate a plant other than ban it entirely to make it criminal, thus until compounds began to become isolated only then has the legality begun to truly shift, since now they think they can claim rights based on their research, but westerns medicines approach by targeted pharmaceuticals has proved over the years to have many pitfalls in causing a hosts of unwanted sideeffects because unlike eastern medicine it does not comprehensively address the underlying root cause of a disease by helping to restore the balance of endogenous system of healing through process regulated by mechanisms like our endocannabinoid systems, rather it treats symptoms so doesnt cure, anyways, although i appreciated the talk, i felt a comparison to coffee was a primitive assessment of cannabis with conflict of interest calling it a superfood

I live in GB where can i buy it. I only ever see Hemp oil when i search.

Crazy how cannabis and CBD are essential businesses now!

Whether it's true or not; he's not convincing. He sounds like he's high and selling drugs.

Is he stoned? The way he laugh is so cute 😂

CBD is the best remedy for depression, anxiety
Weed makes you high and lazy but
Cbd makes you energetic and more productive 100% right

I have been to health food shop and they are getting it in next week again, hoping it works and well spoken and presented, Ryan, you made some very good points!

Awesome video

What an informational video! Right now in the CBD space education is the foundation to obtaining quality results!

Everyone needs cannabis in their lives!! Great Talk!!!

great speaker

Lucky for you in New Zealand we ve had to use the thc version due to not having total research so in its raw form .with the on going stress with the police man government pharmaceuticals meaning doctors also would lose out on $$$$$$$$ and be at level with the common man arhaaaa media who ever owns this will easily be brought out to save a keep this existing culture of people

Having heard all ot this, should it be classified as an essential oil?

Cannabis is the first true mind and body medicine microdosing will be key to an overall healthy ECS

so far claiming CBD as non psychoactive is the driving force behind legalizing CBD... CBD however is psychoactive... CBD binds to cb2 receptors therefore is psychoactive

Raw cannabis from any type of cannabis plant is like CBD basically... the acidic cannabinoids will be immune boosters

dude been taking Nirvana CBD :) that stuff is at another level. Literally put me in a better mood! <3

All knowledge, wisdom and personal experience related to CBD is invaluable

Am curious how many years will elapse until other greats like CBC, CBG or CBN are bred into useful potency and take the next feature spotlight

Love CBD! Life is great again

Nice, nice, very nice. However you can google WeedBorn and learn cure yourself very easily.

CBD, CBG and other cannabinoids and terpenes are the future of medicine! Should have always been, but the Government and Big pharma have made sure they weren't.

*Why we need to ignore a proven fact because it doesn’t align with what we wanted to believe and makes this a complicated issue

There, fixed it for you.

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It can save so much lifes!!!👆👆👆
We must fight for it!!!!

Been growing for a while now. Is a beautiful beautiful plant and a fun way to pass time and relax. Absolutely no reason something that grows on earth naturally should be illegal when it's not been proven detrimental to our societies

did a college frat boy just tell me about weed on TEDx ??

I haven’t watched, nor am I high, but I agree and also believe he would make a great half cyborg butler.

Is no, is?

Yeah bro people are still in jail for this in the “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” that also needs to be discussed

I lost in ruthly 1.5 years now 14kg weight since I use CBD Oil.

Its all cool till you end up in hospital having a psychosis episode (I did)

3:05 "trust me "
Ahm, I do not trust cannabis users


Lol, I miss read cannabis as cannibals

I really think there is a HUGE potential for cbd cannabis and psilocybin mushrooms in this country for mental health. The therapeutic benefits are there folks, lots of studies have confirmed the benefits of these plant medicines.

Cbd cannabis during a "bad trip" can actually help you to calm it down, it helps to tame the psychoactive affects of psychedelics. There are people getting 6 months relief from severe depression after just 1 vision quest with psilocybin.

Vision healing via psilocybin has great benefit to help those who suffer from these things, and even though over 90% of people get benefits from these things therere are some who don't and I think in combination with cbd this can help to tame the negative effects of psilocybin for that rare 4%.

I'm not talking about recreational usage of shrooms to go to burning man, I'm talking about using it for psycho-spiritual experiences for healing our mind and spirit.

For those who left a comment about smoking weed that is not what this talk was about. But i do think Ryan Crane will be a succesfull entrepreneur the future of alternative medicine is here, and i emphasise the term alternative because traditional medicine will never allow that to happen, imagine their loss in antidepressant and much more products.


I prefer to get stoned,that's it!!

"What's the first thing that pops in your head when you think of cannabis?"

His face in the thumbnail.....


Been knowing marijuana was theraputic all my days. Nice to see that people are finally getting educated. I don't care what your opinion is, just make it an informed one.

Nice try, FBI

entrepreneur with a background in neuroscience? I smell bullshite!

Among the outstanding things of repressed thoughts is the manifestation of-
(a) liberalization
(b) Duplex
(c) compensation
(d) stabilization
PLEASE sir give me the answer this question

I agree with everything he says, but I can't shake the suspicion he's a secret axe murderer.

If you can already see how underdeveloped we are as a society. There are people sitting in prison because of marijuana disputing the fact that they knew it was illegal or not just seeing that most states are legalizing recreational marijuana stands by the point that our laws and society norms are old and outdated.

Nothing was stumbled upon which is why it has been so demonized and criminalized. Let us not forget about hemp.



I feel like we're constantly moving away from things like exercise and healthy eating replacing it with new external things.

I know what you are talking about. It helps your pain and calms it.

that douchy laugh though

I subscribed to your channel, your video was great, traveled with the painter, and we worked hard together.

So much time has been wasted in human history worrying about people who smoke weed. Why do people care so much about smoking weed? If you smoke weed, great. If you do not, cool. It doesn't matter. Marijuana is not deadly, there is no hard evidence that it has ANY side effects, there is hard evidence that certain people can greatly excel on cannabis, and it has even been shown to improve the quality of life of people during chemotherapy. Live and let live, smoke and let smoke.

Incredibly informative— very well delivered from an extremely intellectual person! A++++ !!

Very nice.,,lets open our mind..about the good benefits of this plant..,im a filipino and our goverment i dont know why they hate this plant..its a plant..God made our governmet also hate GOD..i think..

Cannabis isn't a drug its a chemical you all don't know that its. For cellure repair

Another pot head attempting to justify wrong doing.. NEXT!

Since he mentioned Arthritis, please please please someone tell me if there's a cannabis extract like CBD that might help with it? And maybe helps with mild depression too? It's for my brother, he's been suffering from arthritis his whole life I keep looking for solutions but so far haven't found any

Cannabis is great, but either cannabis or achievement in life. Can’t have both.

Well yeah that's a good speak. I''m just afraid CBD become something industry put in every food and lies about it.
I mean the placebo effect has already been put as very efficient. What if it's a big marketing product just to make money and then it's only placebo effect.
But we should definitively legalize cannabis, any sort and even authorize to plant for ourself.
I'm more likely to trust what I plant

Pharma companies will die then

Yummmm....Brownies!!! (with CBD gummy sprinkles) wipes chin with hemp napkin

Hold on now, cigarettes are t h e original gateway drug. 8 million cigarette related deaths annually. Question, why are they legal ? 70 thousand died last year in this country of drug overdose. Again, why are cigarettes still legal knowing they kill 114 times more people this year alone ? Tax revenues ? Is that the morality of our state elected officials ?

smart guy looks young great talk

Great talk. Thank-you for your time in choosing the correct words.

Picking up a quote. We didn't "stumble upon" canabanoids, as you said it was demonized and made unlawful by billionaires for its counterparts, big pharmacy, to get the leading use. It cost the people of the world lives and earned the big pharmacy conspirators trillions.

Good luck and community support is just around the corner

Still fucks with ur head

Fantastic talk that is going to go a long way to educating consumers with actual facts about this amazing compound and plant!

In twenty years cannabis will be known as the most beneficial plant in the world.

Erm CBD Juul Pod??