Bud Genius Combines Medical Marijuana Testing WIth Social Media Feedback
Posted by Big Buds | June 30 2011 | 7947 views | Comments ↓
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Sample reports on medical marijuana strains.
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- Bud Genius co-founder Angel Stanz
Medical Marijuana patients and providers alike face the same problem of not having a definitive guide to the effects of different strains on various medical needs. The best medicinal cannabis for treating pain might not be as effective for helping anxiety. And because MMJ is a natural rather than synthetic treatment, the precise compound being consumed can vary from strain to strain, grower to grower and even crop to crop.
Medical marijuana testing labs have been sprouting up around the country with the intention to help standardize the process of measuring the active chemicals in individual cannabis strains, the first step in identifying the effects of the strain on various medical needs. Bud Genius in Santa Barbara, CA offers a novel approach to testing strains, by combining gas chromatography laboratory testing with a social media community that allows patients nationwide to discuss the effects of various strains.
"We’ve harnessed the power of the most valuable resource available – thousands of willing human test subjects," said Bud Genius co-founder Angel Stanz in a press release.
The site offers an easy to use interface which asks users to identify the symptoms they wish to treat, including High, Pain, Nausea, Sleep, Anxiety and Appetite, as well as effects they wish to avoid, such as High, Sleep and Anxiety. The site will then identify participating dispensaries where patients can find the best medicine.
Patients can also read a basic report on various strains, that include a photo, Cannabinoid amounts (THC, CBD, CBN) and graphs that help display the medicine's effectiveness. Dispensaries who use the service receive StrainId Card™, which convey the same information as the site, plus confirming the date of the testing, since strains can evolve over time, which marijuana effects can degrade after a few weeks.
You can learn more by checking out www.budgenius.com.
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Article by Big Buds, on Jun. 30th 2011