A company specializing in the use of cannabis as a medication has created a patch that can treat diabetic nerve pain and fibromyalgia symptoms. These patches are adhesive patches stuck on the skin which work by releasing chemicals that fight off neurological nerve pain related to fibromyalgia and diabetes. The patch enables control of the doses on a daily basis and there have been no side effects discovered until now.
The company, Cannabis Science, stated that the adhesive of the patch contains high potency cannabinoid extract that goes into the bloodstream and then enters the central nervous system which results in pain relief. CBD is the second major cannabinoid in cannabis, after THC. CBD has pain relieving and anti-inflammatory characteristics and has very few side effects, including the hallucinogenic effects associated with THC.
Around 10% of the population suffers from fibromyalgia whereas a large number of sufferers have not been diagnosed yet. Nerve neuropathy diabetic pain is also very common. Therefore, this new treatment is a huge step in the limitation of certain symptoms and a step toward a cure for these health problems.
Cannabis Science focuses on developing pharmaceutical formulations and applications to supply the growing demand arising from the legalization of cannabis and cannabis-derived medications in a large number of states worldwide.