CBD is becoming more and more popular as a treatment for various medical conditions. Dr. Karyemaître Aliffe is one of the pioneers in this field, subsequently working tirelessly to help spread awareness about this wonder compound that can help people suffering from a variety of illnesses.
Dr. Aliffe has a BA from Harvard in Medicinal Organic Chemistry, an MD from Stanford School of Medicine (magna cum laude) focusing on research, and did his residency in Anesthesiology and Pain Management at Stanford University Medical Center.
His expertise is in the molecular physiology of the endocannabinoid system, which he refers to as “our most vital smart device.”
Dr. Karyemaître is also a data scientist who is currently based in Seattle, Washington. After completing his medical training, Dr. Aliffe began to focus on the potential of cannabis as a tool for improving human health.
Drawing on his expertise in both medicine and data science, he consequently become a leading figure in the CBD cannabis industry.
With over 35 years of experience as a researcher in natural products, Dr. Aliffe has worked from the Biotech Hub of Silicon Valley to remote locations such as the Amazon, Australia, and Africa.
Ultimately, Dr. Aliffe’s goal is to provide “actionable evidence to advance global human health.” Through his work in the CBD cannabis industry, he is helping to make this goal a reality.
Dr. Aliffe and his team of experienced researchers and healthcare professionals work to investigate the potential benefits of CBD in treating various health conditions. To do this, Dr. Aliffe is leveraging the power of data science to better understand how CBD can be applied as a therapy in diverse medical settings.
Through his work, Dr. Aliffe hopes to provide physicians and healthcare providers with a deeper understanding of the therapeutic potential of CBD. He also seeks to bridge the gap between research and clinical application to make CBD more widely accepted by medical professionals. By doing so, Dr. Aliffe hopes to eventually create a better standard of care for patients who are looking for therapeutic options beyond traditional medications and treatments.
At the same time, he takes great pride in educating consumers about the responsible use of CBD products, aiming to ensure that all users are fully informed and knowledgeable about their chosen form of treatment.
He believes that the key issue is the clarification that hemp does not produce THC when processed fresh at low temperatures. This misunderstanding can provide false information to patients, disapproval of hemp versus full spectrum cannabis, distinct chemovars, and terpene profiles, and cause ongoing confusion.
A quote from Dr. Aliffe
“Beyond cannabis, I seek to share the beauty of Nature and the insights of science in a manner that is accessible, yet thought-provoking; that enhances life, liberty, and our pursuit of happiness.”
Dr. Aliffe recently appeared on a podcast with plantmedicine.org to discuss his findings regarding THC’s interactions with the human body. Although there is still much unknown about this topic, he was able to describe the biochemical response that occurs when THC and other cannabinoids are introduced into the system.
Dr. Aliffe not only talked about THC’s role in athletic training, but also several other recent discoveries like managing stress factors. Since the endocannabinoid system manages our emotional reaction to various stimuli, there are plenty of implications when it comes to high-stress situations.
There are too many differences in hemp products and human physiology for studies to determine what is optimal for each person. Dr. Aliffe explains what he believes the role of an individual, as well as their physician, could be in this matter.
Dr. Aliffe’s work has been widely praised by the medical community, and his research is regularly featured in major publications. With a strong commitment to helping others improve their quality of life through plant-based treatments, Dr. Aliffe is truly an exemplary leader in the CBD industry.
The CBD Educator Spotlight, a Relax + Releaf blog series highlighting Black Medical Professionals who advocate for CBD, Cannabis, and Hemp. Thank you for your service.