Finding the Best Cannabis & CBD Products for your Unique Goals
These are not easy questions to answer… Google it. Ask a friend. Ask a co-worker. Ask a budtender at your local dispensary or store.
You’ll get dozens of different answers: different strains, indica vs sativa, the importance of this terpene vs that terpene, smoking vs edibles, tinctures vs topicals, CBD vs THC, and the list goes on.
Most of these answers are honest and well-meaning. The people providing them believe they’re offering useful information. They are motivated to help people find relief through a plant. And that’s great.
How do you know which answers are correct?
It would be nice if science could provide the answers. But the federal prohibition on cannabis has long prevented the scientific community from performing the rigorous, experimentally controlled studies that would be necessary.
As a result, most of our opinions on this subject come from folk knowledge and personal experiences. And those can be very powerful – but it will be far more powerful when we can confirm those opinions with science.
People have been smoking and ingesting cannabis products for thousands of years to help them relax, relieve stress, sleep, manage pain, and more. From the use of THC in cannabis to cannabidiol in CBD, hemp, and marijuana plants have long been a source of treatment for mankind.
But how do you know which formulations, strains, combinations, and methods are most likely to be effective for your goals?
The Wisdom of Crowds
At Jointly, we think the answer is: with science.
The wisdom of crowds is defined as the collective knowledge of a group of people, as expressed through their aggregated actions or opinions.
What does that mean? It turns out that the wisdom of crowds is often superior to the knowledge of experts.
A well-known example: If you fill up a large clear jar with jellybeans and ask 100 people to guess the number inside, the average of the 100 guesses will be very close to the correct answer – and almost always closer to the correct answer than any individual answer.
Together, we know how many jellybeans are in the jar. Individually, we do not.
Are there people who are experts in cannabis and CBD? Absolutely. And some of those experts are probably right about some things, but they lack the data and scientific evidence to ensure their answers are correct.
Each time a Jointly community member enjoys some cannabis or CBD, they record the product they used, how they used it, their goals, and how well that product helped them achieve their goals. No single effectiveness rating is super meaningful – that person’s experience could have been tainted by issues like dose, sleep, hydration, exercise, diet, and more. But when you sum the ratings, specific to each goal, across many users and many experiences, winners begin to emerge.
And that’s how you find the best cannabis and CBD products for you.
Getting answers with Jointly
Jointly is Your Cannabis Companion – a smartphone app that answers your important questions by aggregating experiences from a community of users just like you. Jointly is safe, secure, private, unbiased, and easy to use. Jointly only includes legal and licensed products from legal and licensed brands.
Jointly can help you identify the best products for your goals, based on real experiences of other people, like you, with the same goals.
Then, Jointly helps you learn how to use those products to their full potential. You can determine your optimal dose, minimize any side effects, and learn how the quality of your cannabis experience can be impacted by sleep, hydration, exercise, diet, and more.
We hope you get the results you deserve. And, be sure to learn about the steps you can take to increase your odds of success.
And, if you have any feedback or ideas for improving Jointly, please let us know. We’re here to help, but also to learn.
In no way is any of the information contained on this site or in the Jointly app intended to be a medical or prescriptive guide or a substitute for informed medical advice or care. If you believe or suspect that you have a medical problem, promptly contact your doctor or health care provider. You should never delay seeking or disregard advice from a medical professional based on something you have read here.