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Emily Earlenbaugh, PhD.

Emily Earlenbaugh, PhD. is a cannabis journalist and educator. She has a doctorate in philosophy of science from UC Davis. She regularly writes about cannabis science and culture for publications like Forbes, Leafly, Cannabis Now Magazine, SF Chronicle’s GreenState, and HelloMD. Emily is the director of education for Mindful Cannabis Consulting, where she teaches patients how to find the cannabis options that work best for them.

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    11-Hydroxy-THC: The metabolite that makes edi...

    It sounds like a mysterious chemical, but if you’ve ever taken a cannabis edible, you’ve...

    By Emily Earlenbaugh, PhD. | May 13, 2021

  • Physiology

    How cannabis affects your memory

    The main active chemical in cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), may have a negative impact on short-term...

    By Emily Earlenbaugh, PhD. | February 1, 2021

  • Physiology

    How cannabis affects your blood pressure

    Research suggests that marijuana can impact blood pressure in humans. Some studies even indicate that...

    By Emily Earlenbaugh, PhD. | August 17, 2020

  • Physiology

    Cannabinoid activation and metabolism

    The use of cannabis for medical or recreational purposes is becoming a widespread phenomenon, as...

    By Emily Earlenbaugh, PhD. | May 23, 2020

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    Can you be allergic to cannabis?

    As cannabis legalization efforts continue to gain ground across the globe, more and more people...

    By Emily Earlenbaugh, PhD. | May 17, 2020

  • Research

    Cannabis doesn’t cause cognitive decline, twi...

    Does cannabis use, medicinal or otherwise, have a long-term, negative impact on cognitive function? Years...

    By Emily Earlenbaugh, PhD. | May 12, 2020

  • Treatment

    Cannabis and meditation: Will it help or harm...

    The combination of cannabis and meditation is not a new trend. There is a long...

    By Emily Earlenbaugh, PhD. | May 8, 2020

  • Physiology

    What happens to your brain when you get high

    If you lived in the United States in the 80s and 90s, you may remember...

    By Emily Earlenbaugh, PhD. | April 22, 2020

  • Physiology

    How cannabis affects the immune system

    Cannabis interacts directly with a system in our body that helps regulate our immune responses...

    By Emily Earlenbaugh, PhD. | March 31, 2020

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    What is THCV and why is everyone talking abou...

    THCV is just one of over 500 chemical compounds found in cannabis, but its unique...

    By Emily Earlenbaugh, PhD. | February 25, 2020