Dr. Casarett joins MJ Buddy with a wealth of cannabis knowledge and expertise. David Casarett MD MA is a palliative care physician and health services researcher whose work focuses on improving systems of care for people with serious, life-threatening illnesses. He a professor of Medicine at Duke University and the Chief of Palliative Care in Duke Health.

Dr. Casarett is the author of more than 100 articles in journals including JAMA and The New England Journal of Medicine, and his writing has appeared in print and online in Salon, Esquire, Discover, Newsweek, the New York Times, and Wired.

As a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor given by the US government to researchers in the early stages of their careers. Dr. Casarett is also the author of two novels and three non-fiction books, the most recent of which was Stoned: A Doctor’s Case for Medical Marijuana, published in 2015 by Penguin Random House.

“We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. David Casarett as our Medical Director. His vision and passion for cannabis related data and how that relates to the impact on patient outcomes and personalized medicine is unique. Our technology will have an impact on those who suffer with addictive opiates and are desperately looking to cannabis as a way to transition to a healthier non-addictive option for relief. MJ Buddy will change the way we analyze cannabis and improve patient outcomes. Our dedication to giving back to these patients and the cannabis community drive us to constantly innovate and add to our platform.”- Chris Martinez, Co-founder & President, MJ Buddy

About MJ Buddy

MJ Buddy is an industry focused software platform that supports research and efficacy of medical cannabis and cannabidiol products across the United States. Utilizing laboratory data analytics, MJ Buddy identifies the chemical profile of cannabis and cannabidiol medications that are used by patients and specific to their ailment. Patients track their experience via the MJ Buddy App and physicians can utilize aggregate data to better recommend cannabis to their patients. MJ Buddy connects research institutes, physicians, patients and cultivators to better understand the medicinal value of cannabis.