New Cannabis Pain Patch for Fibromyalgia and Diabetic Nerve Pain

New Cannabis Pain Patch for Fibromyalgia and Diabetic Nerve Pain

Editor’s Note: The following story originally ran on National Pain Report on 11/12/16. It should be noted that the legitimacy of the company, Cannabis Science, has been criticized in the past. https://www.google.com/#q=cbis+fraud.

A company specializing in cannabis-based medicines has developed two new medications for people with diabetic neuropathy nerve pain and fibromyalgia.

The new pharmaceutical medications will be in the form of a transdermal patch that 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 behind the patches, Cannabis Science, says 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.”

Cannabis Science’s CEO Mr. Raymond C. Dabney says, “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.”

CBD is the second major cannabinoid in marijuana after THC.  It has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties, but without the psychoactive effects THC brings.

“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, Mr. Dabney.

Fibromyalgia is estimated to affect 2%-8% of the population, while females are about twice as likely to suffer from the condition.  People with fibromyalgia experience chronic widespread pain and a heightened pain response to pressure.

Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is damage to, or disease affecting nerves, which may impair sensation, movement, gland or organ function, or other aspects of health, depending on the type of nerves affected.

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There are 112 comments for this article
  1. Bobbie at 9:40 pm

    I am in Australia and like the comments above, my life too has been fully put on hold because of this condition.For years no doctor in Australia has acknowledged Fibro and they continually told me I am over tired with a bit of aged body pain. If this can come to OZ how wonderful it will be although I will say they are looking at some form of this.
    Bobbie

  2. Connie Kennedy at 8:49 am

    My life has stopped through fibromyalgia nerve damage chronic fatigue and depression,I’m on a lot of different meds but still suffering I’d do any trials if it means living a bit more active,

  3. David Smith at 12:54 pm

    I suffer from neurophathic disease and type 1 diabetes i take pregablin 300mg 2 times a day i cant walk some days as my legs give way i would be grateful for a trial if in Scotland

  4. adinda at 2:43 am

    Hi…I was diagnosed with RA(rheumatoid arthritis) will this patch give relief for this condition too…..

  5. Cyclonius at 11:41 pm

    Reading these comments it’s a shame our politicians and medical doctors don’t have access to medical journals or the internet.

  6. Nicole at 3:43 pm

    Is this available for trial in australia as i have fibromyalgia and chronic back pain.

  7. Andrew Brown at 8:09 am

    I suffer from fibromyalgia and Chronic PTSD. I also have other nerve damage and Arthritis. My life is a Misery as the damage of Pain killers , NSAID’s and Amitriptylene have caused me more damage. Can I get this in the UK please, if you need further trials ,I will gladly be a candidate . I have been this way since childhood and am now 53.

  8. Tina docherty at 2:14 pm

    I have fibro ,I have pain every day ,I wish I can try this.

  9. Jamie luck at 10:09 am

    If this in the uk I’d like to take part in a trial as I have fibromyalgia and sever carpol tunnel, I’ve had unsuccessful surgery to both hands and in mass amounts of pain, I’ve been on so many different medications that have really shitty side effects that have made me worse in some ways, I would at least like a lot more information about these patches please.

  10. Ian at 2:59 am

    Hi have fibrosis and moucle pain I need a pain relief

  11. Lakeisha at 11:44 am

    I hope they bring it to Texas soon! I’m trying tapering off of a horrible drug called Cymbalta.

  12. Diane Hunter at 4:55 pm

    How can I order these and how much. I have fibromyalgia

  13. Jules at 7:15 am

    Hi when will this be available in the U.K.?
    Thanks Jules

  14. Nina at 6:02 am

    Did anyone find out if it’s approved in the UK?

  15. Teresa Murdick at 4:48 am

    Hi! I have diabetes, neuropathy and Scleroderma, an autoimmune disease along with Raynaud syndrome. Wondering how to talk my RA about this. And, where would this be available, what is the name of patch?

  16. Vicki at 10:40 pm

    I would like to know where I can order these patches? I have fibromyalgia and I have problems with pain in my legs do to 4 back surgeries please help me.

  17. Cheryl Haines at 2:47 am

    I was born with spina bifida and am given nerve injections every 9 months but the problem is they don’t last very long. I asked my neurologist if I can have cannabis patches here in UK ( I heard my hospital does give them out for diabetic pain and multiple sclerosis) but no way. What is the difference to that pain to mine!

  18. Jan at 6:49 am

    I use the leaves as a tea leaf to help me with my constant pain.
    I let a doc do a surgery to repair my dislocated neck vertebrae…instead they put my cervical plate on crooked and put two screws in my spinal column.
    Now I have irreversible nerve damage from it.
    No. I could not sue .

  19. Marie at 8:22 pm

    Would love more info I have fibromyalgia, diabetes, rupture disc in neck and back also suffer from Mirgraines. Any info on this I been suffering for 20+ I live in Mississippi.
    Thank you

  20. Andrea at 7:14 pm

    Is this approved / available in the U.K.?? Fibro sufferer plus severe depression and anxiety and BPD, willing to try anything that might help break some of the cycle. Thanks

  21. jay at 4:20 pm

    I have 2 level fusion ,spinal leaks major nerve damage l5 nerve root compressed and to top it off ARACHNOIDITIS. need help with pain would try anything that would help

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  23. Cathy Cooper at 9:31 pm

    Hello
    I live in Mackay, Qld Australia
    I was diagnosed with fibro around 3 years ago but have suffered fro 8-10 years.
    At the moment I at at wits end, just want to give up
    How can I get the fibro pain patch, please send me any relevant info
    coopeh64@yahoo.com.au
    Greatly appreciated
    Cathy Cooper

  24. Heather at 3:05 am

    When will it be available in Spain & UK? My husband has automate problems which affect his hands and legs. He has monthly infusion of automunoglobin to keep pain under control.

  25. Theresa Aldrich at 7:50 pm

    I’m in Misery here in Ohio with these fluxuating temps!! I have been diagnosed with Fibro, RA & leg Neuropathy..Insurance won’t give me Lidoderm patches to help ease the pain anymore..Ohio has a long way yet for Medical Marijuana reform, at least a couple more years to get guidelines in order..I will want to know when these will be on market for patients in need. Will there be samples on Dr’s offices? I would like to know more when these will be available.
    Thank You

  26. Angélica at 6:37 pm

    Where can I found it and if is approved by laws in Fl.? I have fibromyalgia and the pain and sensaciones are horrible.

  27. elmarie cronje at 1:16 am

    Hi where can we order this. I am from South Africa and have fibrio among other illnesses. Desperately need something for pain. Please help with contact details. Thank you

  28. Stephen Harrison at 11:13 pm

    Hi my partner has fibromyalgia and is on mortheen but it isn’t helping she has started using cbd oils and it seems to be helping her a bit but if you have any new products or trials she could try we would be very grateful thanks.

  29. Nydia marrero at 9:40 pm

    I want to try I have alot of nevers pain on my legs had back surgery an it still the same some time I can’t even walk for days a at time

  30. Cindy at 11:28 am

    So where or when are these available to the general population !?

  31. Bonnie Lowery at 10:55 am

    I have diabetic leg pain I would really like to try these and get off some of my pills I am in Canada.but can’t find a way to purchase these I am even willing to be on a trial

  32. Mary Busha at 10:54 am

    Where can I get these patches? I live in PA which has recently legalized the medicinal purposes. I have chronic pain, fibro, disc decease, osteoarthritis, and many other pain problems. I cannot take any anti inflammatory drugs into my stomach, but I can take them into my blood stream. If there is a study please sign me up.

  33. Kathy Malles-overcast at 10:34 am

    Just letting you know from what I looked into online. This patch is not in a clinical trial it is available at Cannabis dispensaries,(at most of them, you’ll have to check the individual dispensaries in your area) but you must have a Cannabis medical card as the patch has CBD(which is legal) and TCH, which is not. so because of the THC you must first have a Cannabis card, and as long as you live in a state that is legal for medical cannabis. you can find out more about the patch by googling Cannabis Scientific and also by going to the blue link that is available in the article above, you can also just type in Cannabis pain patch for fibromyalgia, I believe I found information when i put that in as well. I have had fibro for 18 years as well as multiple other pain disorders, I have not tried this patch, because i am under pain mangements care and as long as I’m on pain meds it is illegal for me to use cannabis products. I have tried just straight CBD oil and it helps some, I can’t say it helps to the degree of what it cost to use it. hopes this helps

  34. Sue Kraimer at 7:54 am

    I would be so happy to be part of a clinical trial of the patches. I live in Michigan where medicinal marijuana is legal. I’ve been suffering from Fibromyalgia for 18 years. I was recently cut off from my pain medications due to new regulations and my insurance not allowing a prior authorization on the prescriptions from my doctor whom I had been seeing for 20 years. Please contact me. I am hoping for any relief, any at all. Thank you.

  35. Fawn at 12:06 am

    I have a crooked spine,stenosis,FM,Osteo,IBS,gastritis and connective tissue disease….also in my back i have a few L’s out of whack plus disk wearing and degenerative bone disease and ligature tearing. Im fed up…..no relief in sight. Im also alergic to nsaid’s

  36. Karen Roos at 11:46 pm

    I have diabetic neoropathy and are in constant pain. Nothing helps the pain and I am going crazy. I live in south Africa…I need to get hold of this patch. Who can I contact…please this is urgent cannot take this pain much longer.

  37. Dawn Benson at 8:30 pm

    I would love to try these for my fibro. Like others have said sometimes I don’t
    even want to move because it hurts so much. Right now I am on a Fentanyl patch and my doctor want to take me off of them, but she is going to have to find something else for me to take or I will not be able to stand it.

  38. Hope Cauthron at 7:57 pm

    I am 47 suffer from fybermalga and Diabetic nerve pain . Along with vertbrae disease and arthirits. Thyroid cancer removed has cut what pain relief i can try in half. Can i try this for my pain?

  39. Paul Milinovich at 6:13 pm

    My wife has Lupus and is looking for relief. Her body rejects the counter drugs . Where can we find this patch to see if that works.

  40. Diana SANDBURG at 4:40 pm

    i WOULD SURE LIKE TO TRY IT FOR MY FIBROMYALGA, SOMETIMES IT’S SO BAD I DON’T WANT OT MOVE LET ALONE BE AROUND ANYONE!!

  41. Melanie Durham at 3:59 pm

    Hi everyone,
    I suffer from lupus and gastroparesis. Does anyone know if CBD will help these? Thank you so much!

  42. #ProMedicalMarijuana at 12:13 pm

    @Ginger Mccreless) Are you a resident of the United States of America if so you can order CBD oil (which contains zero amount of THC) online there are several companies I personally use green roads life and yes they have a Facebook page.

  43. Kathy Malles-overcast at 10:13 am

    If you people will read the posts, I have looked this up and told where you can find this product, but if you will also read these posts you will see in the note above by the editor of post, that Cannabis Science the makers of this patch have been found to have some reliability issues in the past. In the editors note you will also find a link that enables you to read about the questionable issues concerning “Cannabis Science”. Look for my posts somewhere below and you will see where you can find these patches, and also other pertinent information concerning if you are currently under the treatment of a Pain Management Dr. and on pain meds, some information you may want to beware off

  44. Ginger Mccreless at 8:14 am

    What can cannabis oil do to help C O P D, And where can is it available?I am in advance stage of copd ,I heard that cannabis oil would help,I surely need something.My inhalers help very little. Breathing treatments very little to.If you can help me please let me know.

  45. Mike Bruch at 7:22 am

    While we are waiting for those still in backward states like MO where I live, check out the off label use of Naltrexone in low doses. Low Dose Naltrexone Is very helpful for many people with autoimmune disease and other conditions with very few side effects. One reason for the complications of getting cannabis medically is the Pharma companies are are protecting their territory. Watch “How Big Oil Conquered the World”. It explains the creating of monopolies in the economic system which started In the early 1900s which are still in place today. Pharma is fighting the any competitor on every level even if it is legalized.

  46. Kathy Malles-overcast at 10:14 pm

    in pain in Cali, I have had fibro for almost 20 years as well, and a multitude of other things. I take my medication as directed and follow all laws in regard to it. it sucks they are doing this to us. my dr. knows i comply but still has slowly starting to press me about lowering my dosages. the doses i’m on now have been so lowered they barley work. If they go any lower I have no idea how i’m going to survive the pain I have 24/7. the DEA has failed so bad on the war on drugs, (actually street drugs and drugs across our borders) that they are doing whatever they can to show they still need to be in existence, and going after us(legal pain medication persons) is easier than trying to be successful in doing something to the druggies on the streets. Every year the amounts of drugs crossing our boarders increases dramaticly, because the DEA has failed at their jobs, and it just pisses me off they are messing with all of us, just to try and keep their organization in operation. God I wish there was a way. we could all get a national major lawsuit going against all that are involved in this BS. We donot deserve this!!!

  47. Kathy Malles-overcast at 10:04 pm

    I have googled the company that made them and found that they are available now in most cannabis dispensaries. In the states that have legal medical cannabis, but you must have a cannabis card. if you are under Pain management and on pain meds, it would be illegal for you to do them, not exactly illegal, but if you were urine tested by your Dr. and you currently take pain meds your Dr. is required by law to drop you and not give you anymore prescriptions, because medical cannabis is only legal in a state by state capacity. it is not legal on a federal level. so these are the draw backs. Because the patch is made with both THC and CBD, it would cause a person to test dirty for a federally illicit drug, by law, pain management Dr’s are required to drop patients who test dirty when under their care. I do find these patches listed online at a number of dispensaries, but again you must have a cannabis medical card, and it will create problems for you if you are currently under the care of a dr. and taking pain medication.

  48. Mrs Michelle GP Long at 8:17 pm

    Chronic pain minimise your freedom in your everyday living, your ability in coping with chronic pain can be heart breaking towards all family members . It’s a emotional roller coaster ride. . Mental health issues deepens.
    We all love to get the best out of life ,very limited for a chronic pain sufferers. The medical health system struggles to keep up. Providing proper care can be Devastating. The waiting list for medical referral to see a specialist is too long, some clients are waiting over 12 months.
    In the mean time the clients condition, can worsen. Like my husband, waiting to get surgery, has become very difficulted. Depression , and behavioral changes have accured and for me as his carer, it has been miserable for me , knowing i can’t help him to make things better. Watching My husband cry, is emotionally heart breaking for me. My husband in the last 25 years, has had five back operations, 4 as which were successful, the fifth operation was no good, specialist implanted a spinal cord stimulate. 2 years ago he suffered a shoulder injury. Was checked by his GP.ALL scans and xrays were done and reviewed the comments report stated he had a small bursa tear in his right shoulder. Now 2 years later we are still waiting for surgery. 2 referral s from the doctor have been past through. His condition has detected mental health problems, depression and behavioral problems, this has become dangerous and uncomfortable for my husband he has lost a lot of body movement’s and balance hard for me to cope

  49. In Pain in Cali at 4:57 pm

    With all the new government imposed regulations on doctors, some pain meds require far too much paperwork and hassle for the doctors to want to prescribe them. That’s IF THEY believe in fibro in the first place. I am a patient who follows my prescription instructions, I don’t exceed recommended doses, I don’t “share” my meds. I don’t know what the government is thinking by resticting it so bad. It won’t stop the criminals from selling them on the street. It will cause some legitimate need people from having to get it somewhere. The”overdose death rates” will increase only from possible suicides due to alcohol abuse, just plain suicide because one can no longer take the constant, extreme pain we live with on a daily basis. I have had fibromyalgia for over 20+ years. In my case, it is getting worse with age. I would not be able to function without my pain meds. I work full time (have to for family medical coverage for my family). I am close to going out on long term or permanent disability due to the pain. It’s just a sad, sad world that we live in when those of us who are in constant pain have to fight the medical community even more. It adds more stress to an already stressful situation. I know that the medical community’s hands are being tied by the government and that the government & insurance companies are stepping in and making decisions for us that they have no business doing. I truly believe that my doctor is proficient & knowledgeable about MY medical history, my needs and my history of following prescriptions exactly as prescribed. Sorry to make this so long but I need to get it off my chest just how frustrating this all is to me& my fellow sufferers. Gentle hugz to all no matter your diagnosis, condition or medical need.

  50. Karen at 3:46 pm

    Actually, capsules used for gastrointestinal ingestion are not the optimal way to use CBD as many of the medicinal benefits are lost. Result-based research points to sublingual use being the best method. Also, Amazon has discontinued the sale of CBD to protect pharma’s investments and their attempt to remove CBD from public access; illegally, I might add. If you find CBD products on Amazon, it won’t be long before they’ll be removed.

  51. Doug at 3:39 pm

    I’ve been using CBD patches on my daughter (for epilepsy) for a couple years.
    I’ve been sourcing mine out of Colorado, and I have had good luck with them. They CAN be pricey, but that has varied at each dispensary. The web site is http://www.marysnutritionals.com/
    The company that makes the patches WILL ship them across the US. Not sure about UK.
    They also manufacture THC and THCa patches, as well as 1:1 CBD-THC patches. However these are not shipped out of the state, but ARE available in most states with dispensaries and legal sales of cannabis. http://www.marysmedicinals.com

  52. Karen at 3:31 pm

    You’re right, Anna, I hear this all the time from my customers, it’s very similar to what those suffering from RSD go through. Also, I hate how companies are taking advantage of people in pricing their products, like this one, $20 for 8 hours of “relief”.
    CBD is proving to be one of the only substances so far that is improving autoimmune conditions like fibromyalgia and psoriasis. Here’s a link to a study (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27256343) and here’s a link to a less complex article on the subject (http://thejointblog.com/study-100-of-those-with-migraines-fibromyalgia-and-ibs-find-reduction-of-pain-with-marijuana/). The decision on which CBD product to choose generally comes down to extraction method, percentage, and price, and you also don’t want a “green” oil, as that is CBDa, not CBD. What you’re looking for is a high-quality oil that’s CO2 extracted, which is the cleanest method, so you don’t end up with residuals of petroleum products.
    Some companies have been exposed as having contaminants such as hexane in their products, I can elaborate on that if you like.

  53. phoebe grew at 3:26 pm

    I have fibromyalgia and multiple sclerosis I have been in consta t pain for over a year Please help I am at my wits end

  54. Anna Diomede at 2:09 pm

    The crazy part about having Fibromyalgia is I honestly think that Doctors don’t believe how much pain we really have and that we could deal with the pain, I’m really hoping that soon I could be on Cannabis instead of this garbage medication that makes me so sick to my stomach all the time..

  55. Robin at 1:15 pm

    Hi..Please fill us all in on when and where this patch will be available as well as how much the patch will cost… my husband is in such great pain with his diabetes….it’s just so sad…that nothing will help without side affects. Please …please …please help him.

    Thanks

  56. Ann Marie at 12:45 pm

    I’ve been suffering from fibromyalgia for over 11 years and arthritis since I was even younger. I’m finally on the right combination of medications that allow me to continue working. I’m all for trying something new, anything to relieve my daily pain as long as I can function, focus and be in control I’m all for it .

  57. Gemelle Pharaoh at 12:27 pm

    I have Fibromyalgia and it affects me daily. My mum has to help me get dressed some morning and nights. How could I get some of these cannabis patches to try? I live in the UK though

  58. Marguerite Carter at 10:09 am

    I have Inflammatory Bowel Disease which gives me pain in the lower left belly. Smoking marijuana really helps.

  59. Sandra at 9:15 am

    Have you tried the CBD capsules from AMAZON.,I can’t imagine these patches being any different to the capsules as they contain the cannabis oil without the THC…I have used the capsules and had some relief…

  60. Denise Ann GUNNING at 9:03 am

    Where do I find this in Indiana. I am in pain all day from so many things, Very interested

  61. Sanford cohen at 8:42 am

    I have. Peripheral neuropothy and very interest in this patch for the severe pain & numbness in my feet. Medical cannabis is legal in Ca where I live. When & where can I obtain this product?

  62. Karen at 7:50 am

    Taking it sublingually is far better and studies show it reverses autoimmune conditions such as fibro. Is also treating diabetes.
    This patch might help some, but I’m sure it’s very expensive.
    http://www.paincbd.com

  63. Linda deehan at 5:03 am

    I would love to try these patches for my pain

  64. Regina McNelly at 4:14 am

    I suffer from periphal neuropathy and chronic back pain I would love try this patch doctors wont give pain meds and I have been using cannabis works better then any pain meds.

  65. Jacqui Hemes at 2:20 am

    I have been using a morphine transdermal patch for about 6 years now. It does really help with the pain and the only side effect i get is a very dry mouth. So you have to look after your teeth. I would recommend everyone to give it a try if they can.

  66. Peta McGarry at 2:05 am

    I suffer with Fibromyalgia, RA and Osteoporosis of the spine & hip. I am on morphine, steriod, ibuprofen and Tramadol. Would this be of benefit and is this available in the UK?

  67. Kathy Malles-overcast at 10:45 pm

    If you google “cannabis Science” you can find out a little bit more about these, but does not say if they are available by prescription or in a Cannabis dispensary, if I am reading it correctly, there is no THC but instead are made with just CBD, because of this I kind of question their effectiveness, because I have tried using CBD drops in fairly high doses consistently, and while it did help some, it really wasn’t a lot of help considering what it was costing me. A $65 dollar bottle lasted me about 6 to 7 days, and of course wasn’t covered by any insurance, that’s $260 or so a month and like I said it took the edge off, but really overall the amount of relief it gave was definitely not worth the cost. If these patches are strictly CBD, I would assume the relief potential would probably be about the same. I personally do not like the euphoric effects of THC, but wish they were able to come up with something for pain that had some THC and higher concentration of CBD, to where it worked for pain, but where the ratio of CBD counteracted the effects of the THC. There are studies under way, where they are trying to study a way the these substances can work for chronic pain, but if it is possible for the THC to act on the endocannabinoid system but outside of the blood brain barrier. If they can figure out a way to do that it would be wonderful for those of us who do not like the high associated with THC, but would still get the beneficial effects of both the THC and CBD together. From what I am able to understand of this possibility, the chances do look like they might be promising…still waiting…and hoping

  68. Bruce Stewart at 10:13 pm

    Wee hoo! I spoke with a director at a local medical cannabis dispensary here in Las Vegas today, and we passed recreational pot for Nevada this week. All of the medical dispensaries will also dispense recreational weed on January 1. Good, that saves me having to go to Dr. Reefer (real name) to get a weed card. Will Medicare cover it? Doubt it. I’m currently just trying to work around the random urine tests at the pain clinic that bust you for pot! Bast***s!!

  69. Kristy Collaco at 9:40 pm

    I was diagnosed with fibro 2 years ago. I have 3 children. I’m 34 and fibro has robbed them and me of so much as i used to have endless energy. Im studying my diploma in specialist makeup and i have been dead against drugs my whole life but feel these ptches would be better for me than the pain medications that almost caused my bowel to rupture due to a compaction. Im so over it. I can see why ppl take their lives. I would be so grateful to try these. Are they available in victoria, Australia?

  70. Brandi at 9:40 pm

    If there’s a trial I would love to try it. Please help us.

  71. Dawn at 9:20 pm

    My wife has neuropathy all-over her body and would love to know if thia is available where we live(Delaware) ?

  72. Tim Mason at 7:14 pm

    Tonya, I too was in an accident. I ran out in front of a car when I was about your age. I spent three months on my back taking blood thinners. I had a bad limp my entire life. I guess there was no such thing as PT back in the late 60’s. As for pills I have had plenty. The worst one was Celebrex. (ate a hole in my stomach).
    Back your question: It sounds like you are in for some future surgeries. I hear there is a jell not that reduces or prevents scar tissue. You want be sure they use that on your back surgeries. I held off spinal surgery for about 8 years until the quantity of pills no longer worked. After a 2014 ALIF 360 I was fine, but scar tissue formed and is very painful, mainly at night. I worked back up to a high dose of morphine and oxy.
    I use fentanyl patches now and they work great. I tried Nucynta (tapentadol) but had got the SSRI headache with it..
    Good luck in your journey.

  73. Cary at 7:06 pm

    Is there a trial for the patches. I’m interested in being in a trial if you have one.
    Thank you

  74. Dale at 5:28 pm

    FDA My a**…cannabis has been used for years for treating pain.l myself have used it the last 15-20 years for nuropathy and will continue to.Even though l live in Ga.its just a matter of time.

  75. Deanna at 5:21 pm

    I was born with spina bifida, I have scoliosis and arthritis of the upper spine. I suffer from back pain but my major problem is I am a double amputee. One Ak and one Bk. I have extremely bad phantom limb and phantom pain that at time is debilitating and excruciating. I have tried so many meds with horrible side effects that some times it is easier to suffer through the pain. I have been forced to retire as a result. Could this be an option for me?

  76. Gracie Bagosy-Young at 4:55 pm

    Whoa! There are a LOT of comments on here! No, you may not order them online. No, you may not have someone ship them to you. You may only purchase these in a medical marijuana dispensary in a state where cannabis is legal IF you have a medical marijuana card for a qualifying condition. Yes, they are already in dispensaries all across the legal states. No, you do not have to get high using cannabis. In fact, most people don’t. Please take the time to educate yourselves on oral tinctures, edibles, and topical cannabis. Medical marijuana is not about smoking or getting high. No, Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance will not cover any of the cost. Medical marijuana is a cash business. Hit up your senators if you hate any of these answers. Your legislators are the only ones capable of changing any of this.

  77. Jonathan at 4:42 pm

    Is it just theory, has a New Drug Application been filed with the FDA, do they have an Investigational New Drug approval, are they in phase 3 clinical trials? I hate hearing the speculation when until those things are done this is just empty claims.

  78. Tonya Heath at 4:08 pm

    I live with Rheumatoid Athritis. I cant take pills because a rheumatologist over did it with my meds screwing up my stomach and esophagus. I am 44 and was told I’ll need hip replacement in 5 years. I have 4 deteriorating disc and spurs in my neck. I have not lived without pain since I was 14. I was in a roll over back then. I live in Florida and need to know how to get help. Please help.

  79. Deb at 4:07 pm

    I have had fibromyalgia for 16 years & now have lupus. The chronic pain is so bad all I can do is cry. So many meds like the fentanyl patch and many other meds are terrible for me. I get so sick from them vomiting and many other side effects. I would try this in a heartbeat!

  80. JoDawn at 3:54 pm

    I agree with Mona, both CBD and THC should be used.
    Of course the also government needs to realize this is a MEDICAL treatment. Maybe more widespread products like this will help, but they need to use the complete system, not just part.

  81. Kathy Shimizu at 3:27 pm

    I have been suffering from chronic pain and muscle spasm’s for over 30 years due to muscular dystrophy and Lupus.
    I am currently making my own CBD tincture and gummy’s.
    This pain patch sounds like a miracle, could you please let me know if it’s available now or when it will become available and how I may purchase them?
    Will it be legal to have it shipped to me here in Honolulu, Hawaii!?

    Thank you very much!

  82. Betty at 2:40 pm

    Does the cannabis patch help with Interstitial Cystitis pain? [bladder pain]
    Does it help with the pain of adhesions?
    Does the patch contain CBD and THC? Or is the patch one or the other?
    Can the patch be placed on the stomach?

  83. pamela wilson at 2:15 pm

    I have fibro( finally diagnosed in 94) Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Osteoporosis and Thyroid Dysfunction(thyroid hypo-parathyroid hyper) I haven’t tried cannabis because I didn’t want to get high, just some pain relief.Hope my pain management clinic makes this available.

  84. Sunshine at 1:27 pm

    I have had RSD Crps for 12years years now seven herniated and bulging disc thyroid disease autoimmune fish see disease arthritis also I’m crippled from CRPS on my whole left side of my body severe muscle spasm’s with this patch help me with my pain and if so I see a payment Ashment doctor would they let me do this I live in Mississippi please contact me back

  85. Laurie Otto at 11:11 am

    My personal experience is with the oil. CBD alone was useless. CBD with THC made a big difference, BUT, it didn’t help any of my pain (back pain, injury) at all. It helped me relax to watch some goofy TV and forget my pain and even laugh a little. A win, but not a problem solver. I won’t balk at this, but I would try only one at $20 PLUS TAX in CA, and see if patch application is a better delivery system for the medicine. I tried only the vape style and my results are mentioned already. $20 per day is outside of my budget 🙁
    I hope some of you will have the opportunity to try this and report back!

  86. Kathy Malles-overcast at 10:49 am

    I’d like to know if they are approved to be prescribed right now and if so in what states? at $20 a patch I highly doubt they are covered my medicare? or state funded healthcare, and so many people with chronic pain are on these state funded healthcare programs, doesn’t do much good if their only covered under prescription plans belonging to people who have money. It sucks what is happening to so many suffers of chronic pain, how their medications for pain are being taken from them and they’re pushing them to seek alternative treatments like acupuncture, and massage, and chiropractors, ect. but the thousands of us that are on medicare and have low incomes to live on can not afford these treatments, so we are just left to suffer!!!! we are just abandoned and left to suffer…

  87. kay at 10:38 am

    My brother has lou gerhings disease really bad, he has been getting cannabis drops , but his state dont approve them so hes using them illegaly, so he had to go to als clinic last month, the drs. there asked what hes doing differently that he has some improvement, couldnt tell them, because thats a no’no. so when can the patch be legalized,

  88. Melissa at 10:24 am

    I’m really sick of being put in the same category as an abuser. There are some of us that really need the pain medicine at times. Now thanks to them or doctors are afraid to prescribe anything. If you go to the emergency room, they act like your a drug seeker– a lot of drs. Now believe u don’t use pain meds on migraines anymore, and they don’t believe in fibromylatia. They act like your crazy.
    Sorry for going on

  89. Melissa at 10:11 am

    I would love to know how they work. Ms. Gracie Bagosy – Young, please let me know how they work. I live in Ohio so medical use of marijuana is legal, but there is no way to get a card from a doctor. The cards aren’t available yet, doctors have to go through special training, and there are no stores— but they say in a year😥I have tryied plain CBD oil and it didn’t help, I hope this works!!
    Thank you Melissa Bobek
    Melissabobek@gmail.com

  90. POPS at 9:43 am

    Enjoy it while you can. We will have to see what happens after January 20th when the newly elected officials take control and all that has become legal suddenly becomes illegal.
    The Chronic pain community had their chance to change the scope of the conversation on last November 8th and they FAILED MISERABLY. Now we have incumbents in both houses who have been historically against people in pain, a president elect who is clueless and is going to depend on his vice president nut case, who by the way actually thinks gay people can pray the gay away and has been historically against medical marijuana or Marijuana use of any form. Yes, the Chronic Pain Community put selfish political beliefs before their own health and well being. I in no way am putting this on the entire pain community, just those who live in the states that could have made a difference and especially those who refused to help the rest of us in “VOTING THE BUMS OUT”. For those of you who chose your political, personal and religious beliefs over your pain relief,,, CONGRATULATIONS, YOU SCREWED US ALL!!!!

  91. Gail at 9:12 am

    This is exciting! When will it be available to buy?

  92. Debra Dumas at 8:41 am

    I live with chronic back pain and osteoporosis depression, my pain is 100%real sometimes I just to curl up and cry,but I have to maintain

  93. loretta copeland at 8:38 am

    I have RA, the pain I feel on a daily basis is awful! I wish I could get some of these patches. I’ve wanted to try the oil, but unfortunately I live in Missouri and it’s illegal. It would be so nice to regain my mobility, praying one day I will get to use these products. I refuse to use medications that are approved for RA as the side effects are herrendious, it’s hard to understand why government policies will approve a dangerous medication which create even more health issues vs cannibus which from my research have been absolutely amazing. I’m not a pot head, not looking to get a high, just relief from pain. It’s mind blowing, guess I need to move.

  94. Mona Twocats-Romero at 8:20 am

    I don’t understand why the CDB only routine is being developed, when a combination of CDB and THC works SO much BETTER than CBD alone. It almost seems like a waste of time and effort.

  95. Carole Evans at 6:22 am

    Is there any evidence that Cannabis, used this way, could help with the pain of CRPS? I am hopeful that something will bring relief.

  96. LLivengood at 5:52 am

    I am both a fibromyalgia and chronic pain sufferer. After several years of different pain & fibro. medications I’d try the canabis patches without any hesitation. The side effects can’t be any worse than what I deal with on a daily basis.

  97. Gracie Bagosy-Young at 5:48 am

    The dispensaries in my area certainly promote these new patches for more ailments than just FM and Diabetic Nerve Pain. After all, cannabis helps with overall inflammation. They provide 8 hours of relief and cost $20.00 each. Not cheap at all-but possibly worth it if they work!

  98. Wendy R Burnett, OTR,CHT(retired) at 5:03 am

    Are the CBD pain patches on the market or are they still in the trial phase?

  99. connie at 3:43 am

    Very interesting possibility. As long as it’s made using actual cannabis chemicals and not artificial chemicals this product could have some real potential for the relief of pain.

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