about CED Clinic

CED Clinic was founded in 2017 by Benjamin Caplan, MD in order to provide medical services and oversight to individuals seeking cannabis treatment. With an ever-increasing amount of research linking cannabis to positive treatment outcomes, the clinic strongly supports a holistic approach to healthcare and wellness that includes medicinal cannabis.

The clinic offers comprehensive treatment oversight and has seen medicinal cannabis help patients overcome a wide variety of diseases. Among other ailments, CED Clinic patients have overcome emotionally devastating PTSD, quality-of-life destroying Lupus, the paralyzing effects of severe epilepsy, and debilitating chronic pain issues that had previously only been treatable using high addictive substances.

The clinic’s mission is to provide a comfortable and professional environment where patients and physicians can openly discuss medicinal cannabis and its benefits.

Patient Care

Patient Care

CED Clinic is focused on patient care through prevention and understanding each patient’s symptoms and illnesses.



Knowledge of the many applications available is at the foundation of CED Clinic’s approach.

Comprehensive Care

Comprehensive Care

For more info on CED Clinic opportunities, please use the contact page.

We partner with the CED foundation to promote and research cannabis medicine

about Benjamin Caplan, MD

Dr. Benjamin Caplan,  MD is Founder of CED Foundation and CED Clinic, and the Chief Medical Officer of solo* sciences. Dr. Caplan is a board-certified Doctor of Family Medicine.

After an early career in brain imaging research, he completed his medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine and a Family Medicine residency at Boston University. In addition to a practice as a primary care and urgent care physician at some of Boston’s premiere hospitals, Dr. Caplan served as the Chief Medical Officer of Canna Care Docs, overseeing the medical cannabis care of over 250,000 patients and has supervised and mentored hundreds of physicians across the United States. Dr. Caplan has served as Principal Investigator for multiple pharmaceutical research studies, and has published in premier medical journals including the New England Journal of Medicine. Having monitored closely the therapeutic benefits of a living lab with over 12,000 active patients, Dr. Caplan champions the value of an evidence-based approach to bridging Western Medicine with the plant-therapy ecosystem. Through his work on enterprise boards, consulting for industry leadership, and speaking frequently at academic and investor conferences, internationally, Dr. Caplan has become an authority and pioneer within the community, and a catalyst for the industry.

Dr Caplan currently works in CED Clinic’s Chestnut Hill office

about Caitlin Bernhard, NP

Caitlin Bernhard is a Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in Cannabis Medicine and Holistic Wellness. She is a Holistic Wellness Coach and has a background in Family Medicine, Hatha Yoga, Massage and Bodywork, and Western Herbalism. She comes from Western Massachusetts, where she returned after pursuing her second Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Nursing at Pace University in NYC. She enjoys working one-on-one with patients, as well as educating the community, health care staff, and providers about how to integrate cannabis into health and wellness plans.

Caitlin currently works in Northampton on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Reservations for our Pittsfield clinic can be made with Caitlin for Tuesdays.

about Julie Battel, CNM, MPH

Julie Battel is a Graduate of Brown University. She served as an AmeriCorp volunteer on a Sioux reservation in South Dakota, where she cherished deep connections and growth, learning from individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Julie later started NOFAS, the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and has worked at Planned Parenthood, in various positions, caring for many patients, both courageous and bold, as well as fragile and vulnerable. Julie served as valedictorian of her class at the New England Baptist Hospital School of Nursing, and completed her Masters in Public Health, as well as her degree in Midwifery, at Boston University. Julie has worked at some of Boston’s most distinguished hospitals, including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, for more than 12 years.  Most recently, Julie returned to Planned Parenthood and worked providing procedures and supporting Bridges to Moms, a program for pregnant & parenting homeless mothers in the Greater Boston area. 

Julie works in CED Clinic’s Chestnut Hill office

Clinic hours

Monday – Friday

9am – 5pm

Weekends available by request