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Civilized: Strainprint Gives You the User-Generated Medical Cannabis Analytics You’ve Been Looking For
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A groundbreaking app from the Cannabis Big Data™ company Strainprint is taking the guessing game out of medical and recreational marijuana for users, patients, physicians and cannabis businesses across North America.
For many medical marijuana patients, finding the right marijuana strain to treat their condition can be a grueling process of trial and error. While numerous studies have shown that cannabis has tremendous therapeutic promise for a long list of conditions, figuring out what strain is best suited for a given condition or symptom is often a guessing game. The result of 80 years of prohibition means there are few clinical trials on cannabis – moreover studies which have been conducted often lack a consistent scientific approach to observation – this means patients, doctors and pharmacists must resort to a guessing game. How is a patient to figure out which products work best based on their unique blend of health, genetic and situational variables?
That’s a huge problem for patients, cannabis businesses and physicians, who often struggle to figure out what sorts of strains to recommend or produce to help patients treat specific symptoms.
Figuring out what strains work best is especially difficult because the people using them are hesitant to discuss their experience.
Now Strainprint’s ‘Cannabis Tracker‘ app is helping patients, physicians and businesses overcome those obstacles by offering reliable, user-driven data to help them determine which strains are best for treating specific conditions. Unlike many other weed apps available, the ‘Cannabis Tracker’ takes a by-patient-for-patients approach to strain optimization.
The genesis of the app started with Co-Founder Stephanie Karasick, when she was personally struggling to find out which medical cannabis strains and ingestion methods worked best to treat her PTSD.
The Strainprint cannabis app summarizes and anonymizes crowdsourced patient usage data and stores it within a secure cloud-based data network. This highly secure infrastructure exceeds the confidentiality requirements of Canadian, US and European government health agencies (HIPAA, PIPEDA, PHIPA). Since its launch in 2017, the app has fueled over 1.25 million patient-reported outcomes. That success is a testament to the demand for the app as well as how easy it is to use. Patients simply log into the free app when they medicate, select a symptom they would like to treat, then rate how well a marijuana strain works for them. It’s as simple as that.
But don’t let the ease of use fool you into thinking that ‘Cannabis Tracker’ is nothing more than ‘Yelp’ for cannabis; this app is not about reviews. The app was designed alongside physicians to produce quantitative, actionable medical-grade data; Strainprint provides a lot more than anecdotal or qualitative evidence found in other weed apps. The app tracks 350 conditions, 70 symptoms and 15 cannabis administration routes. It is also pre-populated with over 1,600 legal and lab-verified cannabis products from across North America. Strainprint has gathered over 65 million data points, including strain names, terpene profiles and the percentages of various cannabinoids found in different strains.