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Home » Contributors Authors, Editors, and Contributors values the highest quality work, methodical and timely research, and lasting collaborations with experts in our field. We constantly strive to educate those in need and expand our understanding of marijuana use, abuse, withdrawal, and dependence. The team of authors, editors, and contributors includes respected academics, board-certified physicians, and other mental health professionals who make certain our content meets high standards for quality, accuracy, and compassion.

Brian S. Canfield, Ed.D.

Scientific Advisory Board, Clinical Research

Professor, Counselor Education at Florida Atlantic University. Founder of the International Association of Psychology and Counseling.

Richard Duhe, M.A., L.P.C.

Advisory Board, Mental Health Counseling

Mental Health Therapist with a focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for addiction, anxiety, depression, stress, and PTSD.

Leah Zuroff, M.D., M.S.

Contributing Author

Completed medical school at the Perelman School of Medicine, where she concurrently received a Master of Science in Translational Research. Community

Contributing Users

The Community has shared firsthand accounts that provide unique insight into the struggles faced by chronic marijuana users.

Rachid Akiki, M.D., M.B.A.

Contributing Author

Entrepreneur with a background in medicine, mental health, and cutting edge communications. Attended Boston University School of Medicine.

Tania Sierra, M.D.

Contributing Author

Undergraduate degree from MIT with a dual major in Biology and Brain & Cognitive Sciences; medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine.

Chris Lee, B.S.

Contributing Author

Medical writer with a passion for educating patients and consumers. Background in biochemistry, biology, and neuroscience.

Michael M. Michaud

Contributing Author, Public Policy

Public policy and communications professional with a focus on the intersection of public policy and business.

Doug Cress

Founder and Director, Editor

Entrepreneur with 15+ years of experience with leading healthcare and life sciences companies. Background in psychology and media.

Desirae Quinlan

Contributing Author

Former marijuana user who developed cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) and has a passion for spreading awareness of CHS.