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New Cannabis Patch, Meant to Combat Nerve Pain, Is Under Development

September 26, 2017

For centuries, cannabis has been used as a homeopathic remedy to treat many disorders. Evidence shows that cannabis can be used to treat everything from neurological disorders, cancer, rheumatism, epilepsy, sexual disorders, pain, and more.

A new, cutting edges way to use this ancient herbal remedy is now in development: a patch that can be used to alleviate fibromyalgia and nerve pain. This new medicinal patch is currently being developed by Cannabis Science, a company based in California.

The patch is placed onto the patient’s skin and delivers a dose of high potency CBD into the bloodstream. Then, the CBD penetrate the central nervous system delivering pain relief. Nerve pain is a debilitating symptom that can significantly reduce a patient’s quality of life. Nerve pain can result from many illnesses including fibromyalgia, diabetes, celiac disease, and multiple sclerosis.

The study states that; “CBD, the second major cannabinoid in marijuana after THC, has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties, but no psychoactive effects. However, recent research shows that CBD can be an effective treatment for many kinds of pain. Inflammatory pain has been treated effectively with CBD as well and some studies have shown that CBD may be more effective at treating inflammatory pain than traditional medication.”

Via Cannatech