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Josh Kaplan and Nick Jikomes

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. Nick Jikomes is Leafly's principal research scientist. He completed his PhD in neuroscience at Harvard University in 2016.

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Try these caryophyllene cannabis strains for pain & inflammation relief

Caryophyllene, a common cannabis terpene, may help you manage pain. Learn more about these high-caryophyllene strains & where you can find them.

Josh Kaplan & Nick Jikomes - July 19, 2018

Try these limonene cannabis strains for anxiety, depression, and stress relief

Pick up one of these high-limonene cannabis strains for therapeutic benefits and relief of depression, anxiety, and stress.

Josh Kaplan & Nick Jikomes - September 24, 2018

What is myrcene and what does this cannabis terpene do?

Myrcene is the most abundant terpene in modern commercial cannabis. It's said to relieve pain, inflammation, and insomnia, but what does the science actually say?

Josh Kaplan & Nick Jikomes - May 2, 2019

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What is myrcene and what does this cannabis terpene do?

Myrcene is the most abundant terpene in modern commercial cannabis. It's said to relieve pain, inflammation, and insomnia, but what does the science actually say?

Josh Kaplan & Nick Jikomes - May 2, 2019

Try these limonene cannabis strains for anxiety, depression, and stress relief

Pick up one of these high-limonene cannabis strains for therapeutic benefits and relief of depression, anxiety, and stress.

Josh Kaplan & Nick Jikomes - September 24, 2018

Try these caryophyllene cannabis strains for pain & inflammation relief

Caryophyllene, a common cannabis terpene, may help you manage pain. Learn more about these high-caryophyllene strains & where you can find them.

Josh Kaplan & Nick Jikomes - July 19, 2018