Medical Advisor

Abraham Benavides, MD

Dr. Abraham Benavides is an international cannabis science advisor, health coach, and full-tuition merit scholar of the GW School of Medicine. Abe pioneered and published first-author research with the Cannabis as Medicine Interest Group at GW, the first cannabis-focused education group at a US medical school. Dr. Abe works extensively in the cannabis industry for educational organizations around the world. He does cannabis coaching through GW CIM and Veriheal.

Education & Certifications

  • Doctor of Medicine, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Health Policy Certificate, GWU SMHS
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Biology and Business Administration, Boston University

Honors & Awards

  • Costa Rica’s #1 Cannabis Scholar – Cannabis Science & Industry Center of the Americas (CSICA), 2023 – Present
  • GWU SMHS Admissions Committee Merit Scholarship – 4-Year Full Tuition Award, 2016-2019

Professional Accomplishments & Research Experience


  • The George Washington University Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians and Latin America Chapter
  • Cannabis Science & Industry Center of the Americas

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