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What is the “entourage effect?”

By Josh Kaplan, Ph.D. Cannabis’ therapeutic potential is enhanced by multiple cannabinoids in combination with terpenes. This results from synergy between a combination of chemicals that impact multiple brain...

How do THC and CBD differ?

By Josh Kaplan, Ph.D. THC has both recreational and therapeutic benefits but carries risk for short- and long-term health consequences. This risk is lessened by CBD which can block...

How does cannabis effect the brain?

By Josh Kaplan, Ph.D. The body has a cannabinoid system comprised of the chemicals, 2-AG and anandamide, and the cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) that they act on. Activating...

What is cannabis?

By Josh Kaplan, Ph.D. Cannabis is a flowering plant that produces many chemicals, called cannabinoids, that have been used for recreational and therapeutic benefits. Cannabis is now used to...