The future of medical marijuana might be at your fingertips. PotBot, a mobile app developed by the company Potbotics, helps users find out the best weed for their body, and recommend the right strain of marijuana for your particular medical condition.
While the advice of your pot dealer or local budtender (if you live in a legal or medical state) is always welcome, it’s often based on anecdotal reports rather than scientific findings. Brooklyn natives David Goldstein wanted to change that with PotBot. The app helps doctors and patients focus on the chemical profile of different types of cannabis plants, instead of relying only on names like OG Kush or Jack Herer.
“It’s a medical cannabis recommendation engine,” Goldstein said of the program. The app uses peer reviewed research from Israel, Canada, Europe, and around the world to determine which cannabinoid therapies are the best fit for the 37 ailments it lists. For example, Goldstein said, cannabis strains that have high levels of the chemical compound CBN work well for insomnia when combined with well-known cannabinoid THC.
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