Cannabis patch invented to ease chronic pain.
A company have developed a cannabis ‘patch’ which can help ease the suffering of chronic pain.
Although it was once a taboo drug, cannabis is now proving successful for the treatment of many painful conditions.
The patches have been designed specifically with those suffering from fibromyalgia and diabetic neuropathy in mind.
These two conditions can be incredibly painful and, as yet, there is no cure. Pain can be managed using a variety of pain relief techniques, with varying success.
The patch technology works in a similar way to tobacco patches which deliver waves of the substance through the skin where it is easily incorporated into the blood stream.
In a study conducted in 2014 by the National Pain Foundations, they found that cannabis was the most effective drug at killing pain in fibromyalgia patients.
Cannabis has been legalized in many states for medicinal use, but there are some places in the U.S where it is still illegal.
Cannabis has been used for thousands of years as a form of pain relief, and it in only in the last few decades has it been illegal to utilize.
The company responsible for the cannabis patches is Cannabis Science, Inc. a pharmaceutical company who specialize in cannabis products. Many people prefer taking more natural-based painkillers such as cannabis, as opposed to heavily chemical products created by Big Pharma.
Cannabis Science Inc say that they developed the patches to help sufferers of fibromyalgia and diabetic neuropathy. The way that the patches target the specific part of the body that is in pain means a quicker, more efficient method of pain relief as opposed to taking tablets.
Cannabis Science CEO Raymond Dabney said in a press release:
“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.”
The company are also currently working on a cannabis based treatment for sufferers of asthma and lung diseases. They believe that cannabis can provide long term sufferers with a better pain killing product than is currently available.