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.

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Medical Applications

The list of ailments treatable by medicinal cannabis is constantly expanding and includes cancer, mental health issues/PTSD, skin conditions, and pain management, to name a few.

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Treatment Methods

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.

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Resources

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.

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From Dr. Caplan’s Twitter

@Kevin_McKernan Fascinating piece. Great share, thanks

About 9 hours ago from Dr Caplan's Twitter via Twitter Web App

Insights

  • “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.”

    American Nurses Association
  • “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.”

    Philip Denney, MD / Physician
  • "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)

    American Legion National Commander Denise Rohan
  • "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."

    American Academy of Neurology
  • “Carefully prescribed medical use of marijuana may, in fact, be appropriate and we should follow the science as opposed to ideology on this issue."

    Former President of the United States, Barack Obama

Latest Posts

The world of medicinal cannabis is changing every day. Learn more.

Further Evidence for Cannabis as an Adjunctive Therapy to Opioids

Effects of cannabinoid administration for pain- A meta-analysis and meta-regression In Summary A recent meta-analysis provided further evidence that cannabis can be used as a replacement and adjunctive therapy option for opioids. Across all of the studies, it was found that cannabis had a medium-to-large effect on the subjective pain felt. The included studies included

The Effect of Cannabidiol on Alcohol

Effects of Cannabidiol on Alcohol-Related Outcomes- A Review of Preclinical and Human Research In Summary A review of preclinical research studies has revealed to possible beneficial effects of cannabidiol on alcohol-related outcomes. It was found that cannabidiol (CBD) is able to lessen alcohol consumption although the mechanism is not well understood. CBD may also protect

Long-Term Cannabis Use Can Impair Learning

Cognitive, physical, and mental health outcomes between long-term cannabis and tobacco users In Summary Researchers have recently compared long-term cannabis and tobacco users, finding that cannabis users had more difficulties learning but better health overall than tobacco users. This study compared tobacco and cannabis users after they had abstained from their chosen substance for 15

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