New technology has the power to amaze as well as the power to make people’s lives easier and of better quality. This is as true when it comes to the cannabis industry as it is with any other.
A new 3D-printed cannabis inhaler made by a startup in Israel is the type of technology that has the “amazing” and “helpful” factors covered. Syqe Medical has developed a marijuana inhaler that will allow doctors to prescribe and administer a precise dose of cannabis to patients remotely as well as allow health professionals to keep track of and study the results.
“For doctors, the inhaler solves the problem of prescribing plants for smoking, and offers a solution for patients in that, for the first time, they will be able to receive a precise dose of medical cannabis,” said Syqe Medical chairman Eytan Hyam.
The inhaler itself comes with pre-loaded cartridges and the version being made for hospitals can be monitored and administer remote dosing.
Syqe has the go ahead from the Israeli government to start marketing their inhaler this year. There will be a version for personal use as well and Israel’s 26,000 medical marijuana patients will be the first market for the new device.
“The extent of medical cannabis use for the treatment of pain and other symptoms has increased significantly in recent years,” said Elon Eisenberg, who is director of the Pain Research Department at Rambam Medical Center in Israel. “The development of this inhaler fulfills our greatest hopes, to be able to administer accurate and reliable doses of cannabis…. a breakthrough in cannabis treatment and the medical use of cannabis in Israel and around the world.”
So many amazing breakthroughs are still to come when it comes to the legal cannabis market and the faster that prohibition laws are shot down the faster those advances will come.