Josh Kaplan
Josh Kaplan earned his Ph.D. in behavioral neuroscience from Oregon Health & Science University in 2015. He is currently a freelance writer and a senior fellow at the University of Washington conducting medicinal cannabis research.
Most Popular Articles

Is More CBD Better? The Science Behind CBD Dosing for Anxiety and Other Conditions

If a little CBD is good, shouldn’t a lot be better? It turns out the answer is no; CBD’s medicinal efficacy might require a particular dose range.

Cannabis and Schizophrenia: Do THC and CBD Affect It Differently?

Cannabis and schizophrenia have a complex relationship with the potential for both risks and benefits. Read about the effects of cannabis, specifically THC and CBD, on schizophrenia.

The Latest in Cannabis Research: Spring 2018

Trying to keep track of all the advances in medical cannabis research? Here are some brief summaries of some of the biggest headlines over the last few months.

How Cannabis Enhances the Effects of Opioids

Research shows that cannabis may enhance the effects of opioids to relieve pain. Read more about how cannabinoid receptors, like CB1, are important to the effects of opioids.

The Top CBD Cannabis Studies of 2017

From benefits in epilepsy, autism, and beyond, here are some of 2017’s biggest medicinal cannabis news stories that focused on cannabidiol (CBD).

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The Latest in Medical Cannabis Research: Summer 2018

Trying to keep track of all the advances in cannabis research? Here are some brief summaries from some of the biggest headlines of the summer.

Cannabis May Protect the Brain Against Stress and Injury, and Here’s Why

Learn about the potential of cannabis to help limit further damage to individuals who have experienced trauma or injury to the brain.

THC Tolerance: Here’s Why T-Breaks Work So Quickly

Learn about how THC tolerance develops and why your tolerance to cannabis recovers quickly once you take a break.

What Is Linalool and What Are the Effects of This Cannabis Terpene?

Linalool is an aromatic terpene with the potential of enhancing the medicinal effects of cannabis. Learn all about linalool and its therapeutic benefits.

What Is the GPR55 Receptor and Why Is It Important in CBD’s Benefits?

G-protein coupled receptor 55, or GPR55, is a receptor that may extend CBD’s health benefits, including preventing seizures and fighting cancer. Learn more about it here.

How Cannabis Enhances the Effects of Opioids

Research shows that cannabis may enhance the effects of opioids to relieve pain. Read more about how cannabinoid receptors, like CB1, are important to the effects of opioids.

How Cannabis Relieves Different Types of Pain

Different types of pain require different types of treatment for relief. Learn more about the research behind the use of cannabinoids like THC and CBD to relieve pain.

The Latest in Cannabis Research: Spring 2018

Trying to keep track of all the advances in medical cannabis research? Here are some brief summaries of some of the biggest headlines over the last few months.

Cannabis and Schizophrenia: Do THC and CBD Affect It Differently?

Cannabis and schizophrenia have a complex relationship with the potential for both risks and benefits. Read about the effects of cannabis, specifically THC and CBD, on schizophrenia.

Study Shows Cannabis Protects the Liver From Alcohol Damage

Can cannabis protect the liver from alcoholic liver disease and cancer? Read all about the effects of cannabis on liver damage associated with alcohol.

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