Our mission is to empower medical cannabis patients to discover their optimal course of treatment through mindful tracking of live cannabis sessions & crowdsourced real-time data.
For us, Releaf is personal. We designed it under the basic principle that there had to be a better way to manage and demystify the world of medical cannabis for those in pain. After all, it was created with our founder’s mother in mind.
Founder Franco Brockelman watched his own mother struggle through chronic pain for years as all other methods of pain control failed her. When medical cannabis was legalized in her home state, Franco encouraged her to speak with her doctor.
But even with a medical cannabis card, she felt overwhelmed by the lack of information and intimidated by the lifelong stigma surrounding “marijuana”. Most sources of information stopped short of true help, and treated strain names as the ultimate answer. Relying on that information resulted in restlessness, sleeplessness, and even more pain. She was frustrated, confused and disheartened, and so was Franco because he knew there had to be a better way for his mom, and the world, to navigate their way to a better life through medical cannabis.
Brockelman went to work developing a tool that could be a companion to medical cannabis treatment; one that empowers you to detail what cannabis you're trying, track your successes, and share your results automatically so that others may learn from your journey—all while maintaining your privacy.
Then he put it in the hands of Beta Tester #1: his mom. Since then, hundreds of people have signed up to pair Releaf with their medical cannabis use. As we gather this information we'll be looking for trends to share with new and current patients. Wouldn't it be great to know what's effective for others treating the same symptoms?