In this funny, informative talk, David Schmader makes the case for thinking more broadly about what a marijuana user is and can be. David Schmader is a multi-talented writer, playwright, newspaper columnist, and performance artist. With wit and intelligence he blends personal experience and biting humor to provide insight on difficult cultural issues. He creates autobiographical solo plays that include, Letter to AXL, (homophobia and the unifying power of anger), Straight (“pray away the gay” conversation therapy), and A Short-Term Solution to a Long-Term Problem (angst, escapism, and forgiveness). His shows have toured the country, with productions at New York City’s Dixon Place, Los Angeles’s Highways Performance Space, Seattle’s Bumbershoot Arts Festival, and the Wexner Center of the Arts in Columbus, Ohio. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
Drug Smuggler Speaks Out About Incarceration and Marijuana | Richard Stratton | TEDxFultonStreet
Richard Stratton’s education helped him to vacate a coercively harsh sentence, and now he speaks out to help others who are behind bars unjustly. The irony is not lost on Stratton, that recent cannabis legislation has legalized many of the activities for which people are still locked up. He offers a unique glimpse into the mind of an underworld leader, an award-winning writer and filmmaker, and a human rights advocate. Richard Stratton is a former international cannabis smuggler, CEO of a multi-million dollar operation. Arrested in 1982, he was convicted under the “Kingpin Statute” and sentenced to 25 years in federal prison.
Making peace with cannabis | Zachary Walsh | TEDxPenticton
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Talk explores human beings’ dynamic relationship with the cannabis plant and what recent developments might mean for our health and well-being.
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Why I changed my mind about medicinal cannabis | Hugh Hempel | TEDxUniversityofNevada
Hugh Hempel is a technology industry veteran turned health care entrepreneur. In this moving talk he discusses how medicinal cannabis has enriched the lives of his ailing 11 year-old daughters. This talk will challenge your views of medical marijuana. . . Continue Description on YouTube
The surprising story of medical marijuana and pediatric epilepsy | Josh Stanley | TEDxBoulder
Josh will sift through the propaganda, fear and greed encompassing medical marijuana. Recently featured on CNN, Josh and his brothers developed a non-psychotropic strain of marijuana which is drastically reducing seizures for many pediatric epilepsy patients in Colorado. With millions facing life-threatening illnesses, Josh outlines the hurdles needed to effect social change and maps a path toward helping those who desperately need revolutionary medicine.
Medical Marijuana: The Ultimate Disease Defeating Drug | Viki Vaurora | TEDxBangalore
Viki Vaurora talks about using Marijuana as the ultimate disease defeating drug. Selected as “The Next Big Thing” by TEDxBangalore to share ideas on the grand stage. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
The Chaos of Cannabis | Jahan Peston Jamas | TEDxIITBHU
Think big and then chase your dream passionately. Jahan Peston, founder of BOHEMCO, a company that plans to use Cannabis for various commercial uses speaks about how he and his six friends decided to build this business. He introduces the audience to the many facets of a single commodity, cannabis in this case. His talk revolves around how perspective defines the order. A chaos may be order for some but may be a troublesome puzzle for others. To decide is one’s choice. Read Complete Description on YouTube<
Mainstream to marijuana | Pete Kadens | TEDxBucknellUniversity
An eye opening talk on the socioeconomic repercussions marijuana illegality has had on homeless and minority populations. Kadens explores the potential impact of marijuana legalization. Pete worked in investment banking prior to founding the world’s first outsource sales company and later founded SoCore Energy, serving clients like Target, Walgreens, and JC Penny. He is now writing his first book and moving into the medical marijuana industry. His success has helped fuel his philanthropic efforts in creating employment opportunities for the homeless and incarcerated.
Thinking Differently About Cannabis | Michael Zaytsev | TEDxBushwick
A Brooklyn based entrepreneur, coach & community organizer, Michael leads High NY, New York’s largest Cannabis community. Michael was a financial analyst at J.P. Morgan and a salesperson at Google and is passionate about helping leaders succeed beyond their wildest dreams. A Brooklyn based entrepreneur, coach & community organizer, Michael leads High NY, New York’s largest Cannabis community. Michael was a financial analyst at J.P. Morgan and a salesperson at Google and is passionate about helping leaders succeed beyond their wildest dreams. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx