Nick Jikomes
Nick is Leafly's principal research scientist. He completed his PhD in neuroscience at Harvard University in 2016.
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What is CBD (Cannabidiol), What Does It Do & What Are Its Brain Effects?

Learn the science behind cannabidiol (CBD) and the brain, and find out how it’s able to provide such a broad range of potential medical benefits.

Is Smoking Cannabis Bad for You?

Discover what is known about the potential risks associated with cannabis smoke, including how it affects cardiovascular and lung health.

List of Major Cannabinoids in Cannabis and Their Effects

Cannabis produces a variety compounds known as cannabinoids. Here we list the major ones, such as THC and CBD, and some of their potential effects.

What Is the Endocannabinoid System and What Is Its Role?

Learn more about the endocannabinoid system including how it interacts with cannabinoids to help produce cannabis effects and its role in our bodies.

Cannabis Study: How THC Affects Learning and Memory at Different Ages

A 2017 study looked at the impact of THC on memory in young vs. older mice. Learn more about the findings and what it could mean for future research.

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What Is the Endocannabinoid System and What Is Its Role?

Learn more about the endocannabinoid system including how it interacts with cannabinoids to help produce cannabis effects and its role in our bodies.

Get Ready for Endocannabinoid System (ECS) Week

Get ready for Endocannabinoid System (ECS) Week, an article series exploring what the ECS is and how it works to produce the effects of cannabis.

Is Smoking Cannabis Bad for You?

Discover what is known about the potential risks associated with cannabis smoke, including how it affects cardiovascular and lung health.

Scientists Solve Structure of Receptor That Allows THC to Get You High

A team of scientists recently made headlines by publishing a paper detailing the crystal structure of the human cannabinoid receptor type 1 (CB1).

Fentanyl Maker Insys Is Running CBD Clinical Trials

Learn about clinical trials that Insys, maker of Fentanyl, is running to investigate the use of cannabis-based therapies for a variety of ailments.

What is CBD (Cannabidiol), What Does It Do & What Are Its Brain Effects?

Learn the science behind cannabidiol (CBD) and the brain, and find out how it’s able to provide such a broad range of potential medical benefits.

CBD Week is Here

Get ready for CBD Week, a series of articles exploring how CBD works and its potential for treating disorders such as anxiety and addiction.