Commonly known as marijuana or weed (among many other names), cannabis is commonly smoked, vaporized, or used in edibles either recreationally for relaxation or medically to treat conditions such as glaucoma, chronic pain, and anxiety. The two most popular compounds extracted from cannabis are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol)—which gives the feeling of “high,” relaxation, and focus—and CBD (cannabidiol), which reduces inflammation, migraines, anxiety, and seizures. Cannabis consumption can also have negative effects such as paranoia, confusion, lethargy, and addiction. Cannabis remains illegal in most parts of the world, though it is increasingly legalized for medical use, and its legalization of its recreational use is growing in popularity in the US.
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.
Michael Pollan's How to Change Your Mind meets Christopher McDougall's Born to Run in this immersive, investigative look at the hidden culture of cannabis use among elite athletes (as well as weekend warriors)--and the surprising emerging science behind the elusive, exhilarating "runner's high"...
CBD is so hot right now. The compound is being added to everything from gummies to lattes, attached to claims about how it can improve health in any number of ways. But what do we really know about the validity of those claims? And what are we actually getting in consumer CBD products?