Medicinal cannabis is changing the face of clinical medicine.
We are the leaders of that change.
About CED Foundation
Dedicated to promoting usage and knowledge of medicinal cannabis, CED Foundation recognizes the need for scientific discovery, medical implementation, and public education on the topic.
Meet Benjamin Caplan, MD. A board-certified family medicine physician, Dr. Caplan is dedicated to offering patients the best treatment options. It is this passion that led him to research, and recommend, the usage of medicinal cannabis as an option for a myriad of ailments.
He regularly oversees the clinical administration of medicinal cannabis and takes pride in seeing his patients respond successfully to treatments. As a community leader, he believes he has a responsibility to educate the public, patients, and fellow practitioners on the ways medicinal cannabis can promote wellness.
The days of cannabis being burned and inhaled are over. An innovative and growing industry is providing physicians and patients a multitude of safer treatment options. Newer administration techniques are not only more effective, but also far more accessible.
We are dedicated to elevating the knowledge and conversation concerning medicinal cannabis. In our quest to better inform the public, please visit our blog, FAQs, History of Cannabis section, and other useful content.
This review summarizes some great research in #cannabis (as relate to risks associated w/surgery), but paints a broad brush over all cannabis use, not unlike talking about kale, passing over whether we slap it on skin, eat, vape, or smoke it... an important distinction, no? (2/2)
Many frequently ask "why don't some doctors support #medicalcannabis?" Part of the reason: many good review articles (that help docs follow what's new in medical thinking) describe focused aspects of #MMJ use or effects, but miss foundational points. (1/2) v.ht/CLmkpic.twitter.com/VSaHY9roG7
Kudos @kidfinesse for a strong stance on a hot topic! His article points out that the word ....recreational.... has a "Sordid Past" ... it "Is inaccurate." ...it "Is "Disrespectful." and "It Needs to Go." v.ht/GSIYpic.twitter.com/bXqkp4PRf7
“The American Nurses Association (ANA) recognizes that patients should have safe access to therapeutic Marijuana/cannabis. Cannabis or Marijuana has been used medicinally for centuries. It has been shown to be effective in treating a wide range of symptoms and conditions.”
“I have found in my study of these patients that Cannabis is really a safe, effective and non-toxic alternative to many standard medications. There is no such thing as an overdose. We have seen very minimal problems with abuse or dependence, which at worst are equivalent to dependence on caffeine. While a substance may have some potential for misuse, in my opinion, that’s a poor excuse to deny its use and benefit to everyone else.”
"For more than a year, The American Legion has called on the federal government to support and enable scientific research to clinically confirm the medicinal value of cannabis. The National Academy of Medicine recently reviewed 10,000 scientific abstracts on the therapeutic value of cannabis and reached nearly 100 conclusions in a report issued earlier this year. As a two million member strong veteran service organization, our primary interest and advocacy is grounded in the well being and improved health of our veterans, and specifically our service disabled veterans..." (Letter to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin)
"The AAN (American Academy of Neurology) supports all efforts to allow for rigorous research to evaluate the long-term safety and efficacy of medical marijuana and compounds derived from the plant. This includes proposals that increase access for the study of medical marijuana under IRB-approved research protocols and the reclassification of medical marijuana from its current Schedule I status to Schedule II to allow for medical research."
“Carefully prescribed medical use of marijuana may, in fact, be appropriate and we should follow the science as opposed to ideology on this issue."
The world of medicinal cannabis is changing every day. Learn more.
After months of pushing back against an impending ballot measure which would legalize medicinal cannabis, Mormon leaders are now trying a new tactic: hoping to circumvent a voter-led initiative through last second legislation…
The bipartisan Medical Cannabis Research Act was voted on yesterday. If passed by Congress it will significantly ease many restrictions which place a burden on cannabis research within the United States…
Last week a bipartisan group within Congress, again, urged the Department of Veterans Affairs to push for more research into cannabis as a treatment option for PTSD, chronic pain, and as a replacement for opioids…