Cannabis Science Announces Update on Proposed DPI Inhalation Device, CBD Infused Pain Patch, and Extends Praise for President Trump’s Support of Medical Cannabis, Nationwide. Cannabis Science. http://www.cannabisscience.com/index.php/news-media/cbis-latest-news/831-cannabis-science-announces-update-on-proposed-dpi-inhalation-device-cbd-infused-pain-patch-and-extends-praise-for-president-trump-s-support-of-medical-cannabis-nationwide. Released February 24, 2017. Accessed April 19, 2017.
While many are skeptical about cannabis given its stigma as a recreational gateway drug, its medicinal benefits have a long history of success treating ailments ranging from nausea to breast cancer.
After entering the bloodstream, the cannabinoid extract in the patch goes to the central nervous system to reduce pain. High-potency cannabinoid extract acts as a pain reliever and anti-inflammatory agent—its pain-killing properties are similar to the natural painkillers produced in your body. Cannabinoids are so effective at reducing swelling and pain that some studies have found it more effective than traditional pharmaceutical anti-inflammatories.
While more research is necessary to fully understand cannabis’ long-term impact on people with fibromyalgia, it may be an option to ease your chronic pain. Before starting any treatment—whether mainstream or alternative—speak with your doctor to make sure it’s a safe option for you.
The cannabis patch will deliver high-potency cannabinoid extract through a transdermal adhesive patch. Transdermal means the medication will be absorbed through the skin, then it will travel through the bloodstream.
Butterfield D. Cannabis Company Designs Pain Patch For Fibromyalgia And Nerve Pain. Herb Web site. http://herb.co/2017/02/23/cannabis-pain-patch/. Published February 23, 2017. Accessed April 19, 2017.
The cannabinoid pain patch, which is manufactured by a company called Cannabis Science, does not yet have a firm U.S. release date (though dispensaries in Los Angeles are expected to be the first to receive it). Cannabis is not legal at the federal level, but 26 states and the District of Columbia have laws broadly legalizing marijuana in some form.
Marijuana Rated Most Effective for Treating Fibromyalgia. National Pain Report Web site. http://nationalpainreport.com/marijuana-rated-most-effective-for-treating-fibromyalgia-8823638.html. Published April 21, 2014. Accessed April 19, 2017.
A cannabinoid-infused patch to combat fibromyalgia-related pain may soon be available? Photo Source: 123RF.com.
The cannabis patch will deliver high-potency cannabinoid extract through a transdermal adhesive patch.