The Importance of Personalized Medicine and Its Role in the Cannabis Industry

Photo Credit: Medical Jane

Photo Credit: Medical Jane

Personalized medicine, also known as precision medicine, P4 medicine, or stratified medicine, could play a significant role in the cannabis industry. Personalized medicine refers to tailoring medical decisions, prescriptions, practices and interventions to an individual's needs based off of his or her genetic content through genome sequencing, blood tests, family history, and behavioral testing. Medical Jane explains, "If you know a person's genome and know a certain type of drug has increased danger or efficacy to someone expressing that genome, then you can refine the treatment of their medical ailments and prevent a slew of negative side effects."

The cannabis industry boasts over 800 strains all containing different cannabinoid and terpene content, so it's no wonder each marijuana strain has the potential to treat one person different from the next. It is this difference in strain composition that should make personalized medicine such an important aspect of the medical cannabis industry. At CannaBest Medical, we strongly believe in tailoring your medical marijuana dose to your specific needs, which is why we have created an app that makes this process easy. By journaling on the app daily, you can accurately monitor your unique dose and tweak it slightly until you effectively relieve your symptoms without any unwanted side effects.

This information has been provided in part by Medical Jane and approved by our Chief Medical Officer.