Canada’s Resolve Digital Health has just raised $5 million in a Series A round to further the development of its medical cannabis vaping device.
The Breeze system consists of single use Smartpods containing cannabis bud or oil that are inserted into an advanced vaping device. The company says their cannabis product goes through a rigorous 20 step quality assurance process to ensure highest cultivation standards.
Like any self-respecting electronic device these days, the system also includes a mobile application that tracks its use, with the information available to share doctors, pharmacists and other caregivers. The application tracks consumption, pod type, treatment time and efficacy; with the data securely encrypted and anonymized.
“The last couple of years have been focused on listening, researching, exploring, testing and ultimately ensuring that our solution is more than just another product option,” said Rob Adelson, Founder and CEO of Resolve Digital Health.
“Breeze represents significant advancements in the consistency, reliability and positive results within the patient experience.”
In addition to the application tracking consumption and effects; it also allows patients to share their progress with the Breeze Community if desired. Sometimes we wonder if this whole social thing is starting to get a little out of hand.
The application even has a “help-assist mode”, to guide newbies on how to use vaporizer.
Breeze is impressive looking device and system, but the claim it is the first standardized patient experience for medical cannabis is one that may be challenged by other companies, including the makers of the Syq Inhaler; another whizz-bang vaporizer.
We can expect to see a slew of similar devices available in the not-too-distant future; with interested in vaping being spurred on in part by findings that vaping medical cannabis may better than smoking it, given some of the nasties associated with combusting any sort of plant material.
With vaping, the material is heated to a point where the cannabinoids can be released, but the cannabis is not burned – no smoke is produced.
In December last year, we reported on Australia’s first clinical trial of vaporised medical cannabis flower bud.