Thinking they would probably get to sit around and smoke weed all day, people keep asking me if they can be guinea pigs for our testing company, Cannatest; I’m thinking first, we are testing cannabinoid levels and unfortunately to date we cannot tell just by smoking—perhaps in the future, if you’ve seen enough profiles and smoked enough samples to recognize the pattern. Secondly, I remind them that if they are a patient then they already are guinea pigs: now that they have a basis for measuring the effects of their medicine they can experiment with different cannabinoid ratios to find the optimum relief for themselves—who knows better than the patient?
The only answer to this is a bunch of patients and that is precisely why Cannatest is conducting a grass roots research project the likes of which has not been seen since Wikipedia, (facebook contending depending on what you’re researching ). The Cannatest database allows for patients to share what works best for them with the entire medical cannabis community: patients with access to medicine that has been tested for a complete cannabinoid profile are likely patients of participating coops that recognize the value in providing the highest quality of medicine as professionally as possible. They supply their patients with our self-evaluation forms that are then collected, organized, and archived to help determine specific correlations between cannabinoid ratios and medicinal benefits. No matter what one’s ailment, if they are being treated, they know best how their medicine is working.
People love sharing information about their preferences for this or that, especially if it has directly affected them: so long as there is a basis by which to measure the effects. That basis now exists for medical cannabis, and as familiarity with the corresponding effects of different cannabinoid rations increases, people may confidently support and promote their preferred medicine based on science, a peoples science: one based on the recognition that we are all always guinea pigs.
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