For people who use marijuana for medication (such as pain, anxiety, and sleep), drug use can be a trial-and-error process because you cannot be completely sure of the exact dose you get just as you can use standard food or pills. The makers of the Mode smart cannabis device say it can solve the dosage problem. It uses a high-pressure pressure sensor to determine how much smoke the user has inhaled, and uses a predictive algorithm to determine how many milligrams the user has to inhale each puff based on the cartridge.
The company said that it has run hundreds of cannabis cartridges through its test machine to identify each person̵
People use cannabis to treat many different medical conditions, and some people use different varieties to treat more than one condition. For example, compared to using sleep aids at night, users may need different doses of cannabis (and possibly different mixed cannabis) during the day to treat anxiety. This is why the ability to fine-tune the milligram number comes in handy.
Mode co-founder Izzy Kirsch said in a Zoom presentation during the Consumer Electronics Show: “This is not just a vape device that you spend all day playing cloud and fog,” “It can be said that you can take a milligram pill and continue your day.”
Suppose you use marijuana to sleep and you know the dosage you want. Put the cartridge into the model device, set it to a dose between 1 and 5 mg, and inhale. When the required dose is reached, the device turns off the heater and vibrates to provide tactile feedback.
Mark Wagner, co-founder of Mode, stated in a CES presentation that the company is software-oriented, so instead of building special sensors to measure dose, it is fine-tuning the algorithm, which was partly developed by the former head of data science. In addition to the pressure sensor, Mode also has temperature, motion and direction sensors to help create the ideal dose.
The device also has a mobile app that allows users to track their dose over time. This can be useful information if you are testing a new strain or if you determine that the dose is too strong or too weak. The device will perform measurements based on the information of the cartridge manufacturer. For people who buy cartridges in pharmacies where the number of products is known, it seems reasonable to rely on the Mode device of the manufacturer’s information. However, it is worth noting that black market and counterfeit ink cartridges may not provide the same level of accurate information (and may cause serious illness).
In the relatively new medical marijuana market, patients may experience a lot of trial and error to find a strain and a cartridge that meets the number of cartridges they need-even if the battery used with standard cannabis cartridges is transporting you There may also be significant differences in the medications. dose. Therefore, devices that can give users more control over consumption are welcome.
Mode said its device is made of medical-grade materials and includes a tear-resistant silicone air channel that extends from the bottom of the device to the cartridge, separate from all electronic devices except the pressure sensor. The heat insulation layer in the tube is made of high-grade stainless steel, and the shell is made of raw ABS plastic. The company says it stays away from paint, which can cause emissions.
Mode uses USB-C charging and 385mAh custom battery. For users who take 5 to 20 mg a day, it can provide one to two weeks of battery life, “not a user who keeps smashing ink cartridges,” Kirsch points out.
The model is available for preorder, retail price is $100, and it will be available later this year. The company’s goal is early summer.