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

Cannabis for Pain. Are we even speaking the same language?! . Existing studies investigating the #pain-relieving effects of #cannabis suggest a big difference between pre-clinical animal models and human trials. This is important to understand more deeply: bit.ly/2oWhGD7 pic.twitter.com/htzJudzeJt

About 8 hours ago from Dr Caplan's Twitter via HubSpot

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.

Pre-clinical Evidence for Analgesic Effects of Cannabis Doesn’t Match Human Trial Results

Current evidence of cannabinoid-based analgesia obtained in preclinical and human experimental settings In Summary: Pre-clinical animal models of pain provide a wealth of data supporting the pain-relief capabilities of cannabis; however, reproducing this data in human clinical trials has proved difficult. Data from the animal pre-clinical trials point to cannabinoids reducing stress responses and pain-evoked

Many Chronic Pain-Related Cannabis Studies Lack “High-Quality” Evidence

Cannabis-based medicines for chronic neuropathic pain in adults (Review) In Summary: In a recent Cochrane meta-analysis of studies investigating the use of medical cannabis for chronic neuropathic pain management, the authors determined that no results were what they could consider “high quality.” All data which related to degrees of pain relief, adverse events, and “Patient

Spinal Cord Injury and Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Patients Use Cannabis to Manage Symptoms

Cannabis Use in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury or Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury in Colorado In Summary: Spinal cord injury patients report that medical cannabis helped them alleviate many symptoms of their injury including spasticity, pain, sleep disruptions, stress, and anxiety. Traumatic brain injury patients list their reason for use as reducing stress/anxiety

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