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We found an excellent TED-ex talk by Zachary Walsh covering the cannabis plant, its medicinal value and much more.

I know what you’re thinking – Cannabis on TED? Videos like this show how far the world (particularly across the Atlantic) has come in the last few years towards better attitudes and even fact-based views on Cannabis.

We’re not quite there in the UK yet, but hopefully we will follow suit.

Zachary talks about some great points including cannabis and anxiety:

“Regular Cannabis users (2 or more times per week) had less reports of anxiety – they worried less, and they worried less about worrying.”

That’s just one point in a 15-minute Ted talk about Zachary’s studies on cannabis as a human psychologist, and we suggest you watch this as it puts things in perspective:


Zach Walsh, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the UBC Department of Psychology and Co-Director for the Centre for the Advancement of Psychological Science and Law. He attended the University of Winnipeg as an undergraduate, received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2008 from the Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University, and completed a clinical internship and a research fellowship at the Brown University Centre for Alcohol and Addiction Studies. Dr. Walsh is a registered clinical psychologist whose research has been supported by the Canadian Institute of Health Research, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Health Canada, BC Interior Health Authority, the Peter Wall Endowment, and the American Psychological Association.

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