Matching the right cannabis strains to patient’s conditions
When it comes to use as a medicine, ‘cannabis’ is not just one thing.
Studies have shown that the specific mix of cannabanoids a cannabis plant contains can have a highly varied impact on its effectiveness as a medicine for any given condition. With over 480 different compounds and at least 113 different cannabanoids found in various cannabis strains matching strains to patients can be a mammoth task.
Parsl assists patients with sourcing the correct cannabis products to best treat their condition by obtaining the chemical profile of the product from lab results and pair each profile with a pictorial representation to make it easier to understand the difference between strains.
Current classification is tied to the plants genetics or ‘branding’, however, this is not what is important about a cannabis product in the context of the benefits and effects received by patients.
What is important is the chemical profile of the strain of a cannabis product including cannabinoid profile, terpene profile and other relevant substances and these are what Parsl is tracking.