Cannabis and Technology go Hand-in-Hand for Medical Research
There is no denying the relationship between the cannabis industry and the technology sector. A piece published on Benzinga, points out that a recent study found that 74% of cannabis users reporting using mobile apps in the past month. This opens a significant opportunity to close knowledge gaps between consumers and the industry.
Additionally, the use of technology can facilitate virtual clinical trials that are wide enough to transcend bias-inducing factors, such as geography, mobility, and economic status. One such initiative, launched by Audacia, seeks to investigate the impact of specific cannabis products, using a clinical trial. And another company, Cognizance AI VCT, uses AI and blockchain technologies to conduct clinical trials.
The article also points out that mobile communities, such as Broccoli, can be used to further research into cannabis consumers. Broccoli uses blockchain technology to provide secure crowdsourcing of research data.