Cannabis Company Introduces Pain Patch To Help With Nerve Pain And Fibromyalgia

Cannabis Company Introduces Pain Patch To Help With Nerve Pain And Fibromyalgia

Cannabis has several benefits. People take the substance in all sorts of forms. Now, they can take it in the farm of a pain patch to calm their nerves.

Researchers have often found out how important and helpful cannabis really is. It does not just give people who smoke it a good time but, in fact, has some great health benefits. It helps deal with anxiety, and a few other mental illnesses, etc. Due to all the good impacts the herb has on people, the restriction on smoking or possessing weed has reduced in many places across the United States. A cannabis company called Cannabis Science has designed new patches that help relieve patients of nerve pains and fibromyalgia. The company is known for specializing in cannabis-based medication. They are said to have developed two new medications for people suffering from nerve pains and fibromyalgia. The new medicine which is in the form of a patch is a medicated adhesive patch placed on the skin to deliver a specific dose of medication through the skin and into the bloodstream. The company is based in California where marijuana was legalized for recreational use in 2016, the same year that the medication was introduced.

According to the company, the patches Promote healing to an injured area of the body. An advantage of a transdermal drug delivery route over other types of medication delivery such as oral, topical, intravenous, intramuscular, etc. is that the patch provides a controlled release of the medication into the patient, usually through either a porous membrane covering a reservoir of medication or through body heat melting thin layers of medication embedded in the adhesive which will be containing high potency cannabinoid (CBD) extract that slowly enters into the bloodstream and then penetrates the central nervous system of the patient delivering the pain relief sought.




As reported by National Pain Report, the company's CEO, Raymond C. Dabney, says,  β€œThe 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."




"As more states nationwide legislate for the legalization of cannabis and cannabis-derived medications, we here at Cannabis Science are focused on developing pharmaceutical formulations and applications to supply the huge growing demand expected over the coming few years,” concludes Dabney. There are 85 cannabinoids that have been recognized in our bodies. Our nervous and digestive systems have their own set of endocannabinoids receptors that are said to play a vital role in regulating appetite, movements, sleep, and emotions.


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Terpenes are a type of component found in cannabis that helps in relieving pain. Both terpenes and cannabinoids have analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties and both are said to be easily metabolized by our bodies. The cannabinoids (CBD) enters the bloodstream and quickly attaches itself to the receptors in the nerves after which it starts to block the pain signals from reaching the brain. CBD is also known to strengthen one's immune system and relieve inflammation. Researchers at the University of Michigan have found out that medical cannabis helps manage chronic pain.




Patients who have used it reported a 64 percent decrease in their usage of traditional pain medication, which in turn led to fewer side effects. The legalization of medical marijuana in the States decreased the number of overdose deaths by 25%, as 30% of Americans suffer from chronic pain. Opioids are very addictive and pose a risk of overdosing. It has become a serious issue in the United States. Most experts are of the opinion that medical marijuana works better than most other pain medication. It is said to help in cognitive functioning and in the overall quality of life. 

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Fibromyalgia as a serious neurological disorder which is characterized by intense musculoskeletal pain, mood swings, fatigue, and memory and sleep issues. The disorder is often treated using antidepressants, prescription pain relievers, acetaminophen, and anti-seizure medication. Medical marijuana has apparently helped victims of this disorder as well. According to experts, 62 percent of fibromyalgia patients have treated their pain and other symptoms using medical marijuana. CBDs that are present in this marijuana are usually absorbed by smoking or inhaling cannabis. However, it can also be injected into the bloodstream.

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In November 2016, the California-based company introduced the world to the pain path which can be used for transdermal delivery of medical cannabis. It is promoted as a way to soothe neuropathy pain and fibromyalgia. When applied to the area, the skin quickly absorbs cannabis and enters the bloodstream. The patch is said to contain high potency of CBD extract which enters the bloodstream and penetrates the central nervous system at a slow rate, hence relieving the victim of pain for a longer time. 



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