Abraham Benavides, MD, Family Medicine, Seattle, WA


Family MedicineSeattle, WA

Resident Family Physician

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  • Founder, Cannabis as Medicine Interest Group; Physician Advisor and Consultant; CBD and Cannabis Medical Writer and Reviewer

Education & Training

  • Swedish Medical Center
    Swedish Medical CenterResidency
  • George Washington University School of Medicine
    George Washington University School of MedicineMedicalSchool
  • Boston UniversityOtherTraining

Certifications & Licensure

  • WA State Medical License
    WA State Medical License 2020 - 2021

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • 4-Year Full Tuition Merit Scholarship Admissions Committee of the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences, 2015-2019

Publications & Presentations

Journal Articles

  • Medical students are unprepared to counsel patients about medical cannabis and want to learn more  
    Benavides, A., Gregorio, N., Gupta, P., Kogan, M., Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 1/2020

Authored Content

  • What are the Health Benefits of CBD | What It Can & Can't DoJuly 2020
  • Is CBD Oil Safe? Drug Interactions & Side EffectsJune 2020
  • CBD Dosage Guide | Five things to Watch Out For | 2020 GuideJune 2020
  • What Does CBD Feel Like?May 2020
  • What is CBD? Overview, Definition, Effects, and TypesApril 2020
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Press Mentions

  • The Entourage Effect and Cannabis Terpenes by Ahmed Mir
  • Balance: A Focus on Public Health and Personal Wellness
  • Making Sense of New Research: Some of the Short-Term and Long-Term Effects of Cannabis

Professional Memberships

  • AAFP

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Industry Relationships

  • CBD and Cannabis Medical Reviewer, American Medical Marijuana Association (AMMA)2020 - Present
  • CBD Science and Medical Writer, Bloom & Oil2020 - Present
  • Scientific Advisor and CBD Expert Editor, Nature & Bloom2019 - Present
  • Medical Reviewer and CBD Expert, DailyCBD2019 - Present