Dr. Abraham Benavides

Dr. Abraham Benavides is a worldwide cannabis consultant, alum, and full-tuition merit scholar of the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Abe survived severe COVID-19 infection and lives with new disabilities including LongCOVID, POTS, and PTSD. Abe is passionate about social justice and ending the stigma around mental health and cannabis. He loves being outdoors with his wife and pug, Bruschetta. At Veriheal, Abe contributes medical review, fact-checking, and writing.

Dr. Abraham Benavides
Since October 18, 2021

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Cannabinoids and the Endocannabinoid System: A Match Made in Heaven
8 months ago

Cannabinoids and the Endocannabinoid System: A Match Made in Heaven

Humans were experimenting with cannabis use for medical and recreational purposes before we traveled the Silk Road or even wrote history down (1). Archeologists discovered pounds of dried cannabis in ancient Chinese shaman bags, and cannabis was burned as an incense offering at the Holy of Holies altar in a Judahite shrine in Tel Arad,…

Cannabis Testing Keeps Qualified Talent Out of the Game
11 months ago

Cannabis Testing Keeps Qualified Talent Out of the Game

Have you ever lost a job or career opportunity over cannabis testing? If not, you probably know someone who has. Sadly, so many aspiring professionals and minorities experience this kind of unnecessary discrimination through off-the-clock cannabis testing. There are also many who endure unequal or excessively harsh treatment over testing results rather than performance and…

All About Anandamide: Taking Cannabinoid Treatment to New Heights
11 months ago

All About Anandamide: Taking Cannabinoid Treatment to New Heights

You may have heard of cannabinoids—a class of active chemical compounds such as THC and CBD that are found in the cannabis plant. A surprising fact is that our bodies make cannabinoids on their own. These molecules are called “endocannabinoids,” one of which is anandamide (AEA). William Devane and Ralph Mechoulam’s research group discovered anandamide…