MAR 07, 2018 1:51 PM PST

Heartfelt Advocacy and Reasoning for Medical Marijuana

WRITTEN BY: Mauri Brueggeman

Let's face it...cannabis is a controversial topic. Here in the US and elsewhere, it is the classic journey of three steps forward, one step back in generating action and movement towards real change. This topic, and that of medical marijuana in particular, makes me think of the adage about the iceberg where what we know is what we see (or is told to us); however, there is so much more to know and understand below the surface if more people could just take a quick look with a snorkel (aka. read recent published research).

Cannabis Science is currently an understudied topic and Hugh Hempel is a wonderfully good speaker and advocate for encouraging a more open mindset for people. He asks us to consider some excellent questions and includes the barriers currently in place keeping the communities of academics, science, and medicine from exploring "what is below the surface" and what healthcare revelations are possible with cannabis.

This is a TEDX talk you do not want to miss.
About the Author
  • Mauri S. Brueggeman is a Medical Laboratory Scientist and Educator with a background in Cytogenetics and a Masters in Education from the University of Minnesota. She has worked in the clinical laboratory, taught at the University of Minnesota, and been in post secondary healthcare education administration. She is passionate about advances and leadership in science, medicine, and education.
You May Also Like
OCT 29, 2020
Space & Astronomy
Water Found on Moon Enough to Sustain a Lunar Base
OCT 29, 2020
Water Found on Moon Enough to Sustain a Lunar Base
For the first time, scientists have found water on the moon's sunlit surface. Coupled with other evidence of water i ...
NOV 18, 2020
Plants & Animals
This Bat Species Uses Masks for Mating
NOV 18, 2020
This Bat Species Uses Masks for Mating
From pandemic precautions to televised talent shows, masks are having a moment. Even this bizarre bat species has a buil ...
NOV 27, 2020
Chemistry & Physics
Our Chemistry Connection to Stars and the Cosmo
NOV 27, 2020
Our Chemistry Connection to Stars and the Cosmo
A common entity that connects everything from majestically looking galaxies and nebula to the enormously diversified bio ...
DEC 24, 2020
Chemistry & Physics
Novel Two-phased Particles are the Ultimate Authenticity Tag
DEC 24, 2020
Novel Two-phased Particles are the Ultimate Authenticity Tag
Counterfeit goods producers are flooding the global market with low-quality, sometimes dangerous merchandise and ripping ...
FEB 20, 2021
Space & Astronomy
Mars Perseverance Rover Gets Ready to Find Life on Mars
FEB 20, 2021
Mars Perseverance Rover Gets Ready to Find Life on Mars
NASA scientists have confirmed that their car-sized Perseverance Mars rover is 'healthy' following its arrival o ...
MAY 29, 2021
Space & Astronomy
First Matter in the Universe Flowed Like Tap Water
MAY 29, 2021
First Matter in the Universe Flowed Like Tap Water
In two separate studies, researchers led by those at the University of Copenhagen and Queen Mary University of London fo ...
Loading Comments...