MINNEAPOLIS – Goodness Growth Holdings, Inc. (CSE: GDNS; OTCQX: GDNSF), a physician-led, science-focused cannabis company and IP incubator, reported that its subsidiary, Resurgent Biosciences, has filed for a U.S. patent to create an expansive suite of virtual reality applications that can be used by practitioners during psychedelic-based therapies to enhance and guide patients through the experience and potentially create optimized, longer-lasting therapeutic outcomes.
One of the largest unmet needs in the psychedelic space is a scalable platform that will allow medical practitioners to administer psychedelic medicine remotely in a consistent and controlled environment. To address this need, Resurgent is developing a suite of VR applications that will provide customizable environments and programs for psychedelic therapy and the extensive preparation work necessary to optimize therapeutic psychedelic experiences.
“The therapeutic potential of psychedelic medicines at least partially depends on an effective preparation phase to ensure that patients are in the right mindset and in beneficial surroundings in order to create a positive experience, which is often referred to as set and setting,” said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kyle Kingsley, M.D. “We believe that VR programs allow practitioners to better prepare and guide patients through their experiences and may optimize therapeutic approaches with psychedelic medicines.”
Resurgent has contracted with Cubicle Ninjas, a leading VR development firm in Chicago, to begin work on development of a VR suite for various technology applications for psychedelic therapies. The Cubicle Ninjas team was selected because of their extensive VR development expertise, particularly in the context of health and wellness applications.
The applications will allow for practitioners and patients to customize and adapt VR programs based on individual needs with easy-to-use controls and settings. Resurgent expects to have working prototypes completed by the end of the year.
Goodness Growth Holdings, Inc., is a physician-led, science-focused holding company whose mission is to bring the power of plants to the world. The Company’s operations consist primarily of its multi-state cannabis company subsidiary, Vireo Health, and its science and intellectual property incubator, Resurgent Biosciences. The Company manufactures proprietary, branded cannabis products in environmentally friendly facilities, state-of-the-art cultivation sites and distributes its products through its growing network of Green Goods and other retail locations and third-party dispensaries. Its teams of more than 500 employees are focused on the development of differentiated products, driving scientific innovation of plant-based medicines, and developing meaningful intellectual property. Today, the Company is licensed to grow, process, and/or distribute cannabis in eight markets and operates 17 dispensaries across the United States.
Cubicle Ninjas is a creative marketing agency with over 10 years of success creating brands, products, platforms and experiences that drive connections. The full-service creative design agency was founded to create one-of-a-kind experiences through the union of design and technology. Their world-class design and development teams innovate for Fortune 500, start-ups, non-profits, and mid-sized firms alike, crafting functionally intuitive and emotionally impactful work.
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