Cannabis has been used as an all-purpose homeopathic remedy for centuries. Over time, evidence suggests that the plant was an herbal remedy for psycho-neurological disorders, breast cancer, rheumatism,  sexual disorders, and painful complications related to childbirth. Now, this ancient tool has a new, modern application. A cannabis patch is now available for patients with fibromyalgia and diabetic nerve pain.

Cannabis for fibromyalgia & nerve pain

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Fibromyalgia and diabetic neuropathy have a couple of things in common. Both conditions involve seemingly unexplainable pain, tingling, and can drastically reduce your quality of life.

Early research suggests that cannabis may have powerful therapeutic effects for both conditions, and this new pain patch offers a novel new approach for conditions that are incredibly difficult to treat.

A 2014 survey from the National Pain Foundations found that cannabis was considered the most effective pain medication by fibromyalgia patients who were willing to experiment with the herb.

Not all survey respondents had consumed cannabis. However, those that had suggested that the herb worked better at managing pain than the leading prescriptions for fibromyalgia, including Savella, Cymbalta, and Lyrica.

Small human trials of cannabis for diabetic neuropathy have also been successful. A study of 16 patients with diabetic neuropathy of the feet found the herb successfully reduced pain symptoms in a dose-dependant manner. The cannabis plant has successfully reduced nerve pain associated with conditions like multiple sclerosis as well.

While expensive cannabis-based pharmaceuticals are already available in some countries for the treatment of nervous disorders, most canna-curious patients are stuck with topical creams and oral cannabis options, which can be a little strong for the daytime.

Now, one innovative company, Cannabis Science, has released a revolutionary new topical application of cannabis medicines.

Cannabis Science designs an infused pain patch

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Cannabis Science, Inc. is a pharmaceutical research company that works to develop innovative new cannabis medicines. In November of 2016, they announced their most recent project, a transdermal patch that delivers powerful pain-fighting medicine through the skin and into the bloodstream.

The company has two new patches in mind, one for fibromyalgia and one for diabetic neuropathy. While both of these patches will contain cannabinoids, each formulation and delivery method will be designed to most effectively manage symptoms of the respective illness.

In a press release announcing the new pain patch, Cannabis Science CEO Raymond Dabney explains,

The development of these two new pharmaceutical medicinal applications are just the tip of the iceberg for what we see as the future for Cannabis Science.

While we strive to increase our land capacity for growth and facilities to produce our own product to supply our scientists with proprietary materials to make these formulations, we are also busy researching more potential needs for Cannabis related medical applications and developing the methods for delivery of these medications.

Earlier in 2016, Cannabis Science began recruiting for a study on inhaled cannabis preparations for patients with asthma and lung diseases like COPD.

Cannabis Science is also not the first company to look into the transdermal applications of cannabis. Mary’s Medicinals got there first, offering cannabis-infused pain patches to medical cannabis patients in Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, Washington, Michigan, and Oregon. The company also hopes to offer their patches in California soon.

21 COMMENTS

    • Check with your local dispensaries to see which would carry it. Not all carry the same thing – hopefully one in your area does.

  1. I live in Texas, and cannabis is illegal here, i am a methadone and oxycodone dependant pain suffer and have been for10 years now, how would i find a trial study here, that i could possibly get into.

  2. AWESOME NEWS!! I have neurological pain and damage from lymes disease, spinal stenosis and arthritis..Man can I se this…Please get it to Pennsylvania…

  3. I have fibromyalgia , bursitis , Back problems and a meniscus tear in my knee. And IBS . I live in the state of Pennsylvania . Where in Pa. can I find this to see if it helps . The doctor ordered the highest milligrams of Cymbolta . And it dose not work . I get no relief for my fibro. And most people I talk to that are on other forms of meds for fibro that I have talked to say the same thing. No relief .

  4. I have had Fibromyalga for twenty two years ,and Arthritis , I have tried so many different prescription medication and nothing seems to work I would really love to try the Fibro patches unfortunately I don’t live in USA I live in New Zealand is there anyway I could possibly purchase these ,only problem is cannabis isn’t legal in this country.

  5. WHERE in AUSTRALIA can I get this product. I have fibro… plus ostio arthritis and I can not get any pain relief. I suffer 24/7. If you do not experience the experience you will never understand the experience. No body can see the pain. PLEASE HELP Jan

  6. I Have neuropathy and bad nerve damage myofascial pain syndrome and scholiosis.. It affects my life in a big way bad way.. Can you help me plz I’m tired of being in constant pain I want my life back…

  7. I’ve been taking cbd oil for 2 months. After years of medication that did not do much and had horrible side affects I tried cbd oil. I’m amazed at how the nerve pain that was HORRIBLE has become almost nothing

  8. That is why I don’t believe in medicine and doctors. I don’t want to take meds because of all the side effects. I have had fibromyalgia for 30 years. I have osteoarthritis from the neck down. I have had surgery on my neck, doctor said I need another surgery. I have had surgery on my one shoulder and now my other shoulder is involved. I broke my right knee and right heel. I have type 2 diabetes. So, I would like to know if you have to go to the doctor to get the patches?

  9. I have struggled with fibromyalgia pain for 18 years. Tried all different meds. Nothing has helped. I am now getting worse at 64 yrs old I am concerned about my future health. I live in West Virginia and I see my new dr next week. How can I go about to try this to see if it helps me. Need relief. Thanks

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