FULL SHOW: March 17, 2019
"There's plenty of sciencethat supports that CBD might have therapeutic indications. Obviously, for intractable pediatric epilepsy, CBD does have clinical validity. However, for all the other claims regarding CBD, we just don't quite know scientifically whether or not it's really going to hold water." - Jenny Wilkerson
This week on Living Lab Radio:
- Matt Hourihan, of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, breaks down the White House budget plan - it's a lot like last year's, but with even deeper cuts to science. Congress, though, is unlikely to follow through.
- Physicist Aaron Slepkoc explains why two grapes (or blueberries, or olives) in a microwave spark and make plasma. It's not the explanation that's circulated on the internet for twenty years.
- Jenny Wilkerson of University of Florida shares what we do and don't know about the potential health benefits of cannabidiol, or CBD. There's a lot in the latter category.
- Science historian Naomi Oreskes demystifies major scientific assessments and explores the long and varied history of decision-makers seeking expert advice.