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.
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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).

How Does Cannabis Consumption Affect Heart Rate?

Can consuming cannabis increase your risk of heart attack? Read all about the research on the effects of cannabis on your heart and cardiovascular system.

The Top Medical Cannabis Studies of 2017

Medical cannabis research saw major wins in 2017. Learn more about what research showed in regards to cannabis' promise in healthy aging, neurodegenerative disease, and more.

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.

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 and CBD Offer Hope in Future Treatments of Autism

Emerging research is demonstrating how CBD-rich preparations of cannabis may help alleviate symptoms associated with autism (ASD).

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.

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.