A company that works on using the medicinal properties of cannabis presented an amazing pain patch that relieves diabetic nerve pain and fibromyalgia. This means a lot, and now cannabis has a brand new role in the world of medicine.
The new invention is sort of a transdermal patch that’s pretty similar to adhesive patches that are attached on the skin in order to release chemicals, and relieve neurological nerve pain common in diabetics and patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia. This patch provides a controlled dose of medication that can be applied on a daily basis. Experts haven’t discovered any side-effects yet.
Here’s what Cannabis Science said:
“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.”
THC is the first major cannabinoid in cannabis, and CBD is the second. CBD has the power to relieve pain, and its anti-inflammatory properties cause just a small number of side-effects. This includes the hallucinogenic effect caused by THC.
Mr. Raymond C. Dabney, CEO of Cannabis science explains the background of their product:
“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.”
Fibromyalgia affects over 10% of all Americans, and many of the sufferers aren’t even aware of their condition. Nerve neuropathy diabetic pain is common in many people, and these patches will turn things in the right direction when it comes to limiting the symptoms of these diseases. It’s quite possible that the patches can even cure the disease.
Mr. Dabney finished his thoughts:
“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.”