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.

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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My girlfriend has had FM for 20yrs . She is almost completely bedridden.We live in Canada are they available here.

Sandra Schade

Do you know if Tennessee has or will ever start offering these patches. I have Fibromyalgia and I suffer from nerve pain in my lower legs as well as my back from breaking it 6 years ago.

Mark Hutchinson

I suffer from diabetic neuropathy and I would honestly love to get some relief if there is any possible way. I will try anything to help me,, perhaps i will be able to sleep once again as I do not and am forever tired and exhausted. If this can help me please allow this medication to be legal.

Elena Santana

Please, I really need to know where to find this. My mom is suffering from diabetic neuropathy and has been bed bound for two months. No medication eases the pain.

Jeanne Dugert

I’m hopeful this works. Am in constant pain with neuropathy. Would welcome some much needed relief, it’s unbearable at times 😬


I’ve been FM for 10 years. And need something that an individual as none if my medicine , to he with the pain. SO work for a month and then pain back some don’t work at all. It’s ruining my life becos I am so depressed with it. IWould do a lot if needed to try this out. Anything that you help my day to say life .


11 out of 13 of immediate family are all type 1diabetics but I’m the only one suffering. I’m crying 24/7 with horrific nerve pain from toes to knees. Ño longer walking. Losing right leg due to blockages. Right leg Îs down ↓↓ to 30% left is 40% .to make matters worse just 6 months ago on Aug 3 catastrophic car àççideñt. My brand new blàçk Dodge ram was driven off the road by another blàçk Dodge ram.
Brokeñ nose 2places
Chin 2places
Lower jaw
Upper jaw ño longer attached tø skull
Skull broke 3 places
2 ribs
Bàçk broke 2 places
Bràiñ BLEEDING 9 days
Lost 40% blood internally. They dont know from where. 4 bags of blood transfusion

Beeñ sleeping in liviñg room chair for 6 months
So of course now im suffering from SEVERE DEPRESSION. I’m 52 but hoñestly looked like I WÀS 35..ñow I truly do look 52+

I’m in Canada. But ño clue where this is available. I mean im in Toronto. If we havnt heard of this in Toronto. Where Îs such a thiñg? I’m a medical laboratory technologist. N havnt heard of this. Im smokiñg reg weed that my family Dr recommend wheñ i was 45. Yes aged 44. Not 14. But 44. Also Rx nabalone (pure THC) And gabapentin 34,000mgs DAILY. and for 25 yrs
6x 80mg oxycontin daily
100 mg fentnyl patch EVERY 24 HRS.. thats right. 28,patches every 28 days.
Yes my DUCK DUCK was over Rx me. Almost killed me. Had me go from 155lbs ↓↓ to NINETY POUNDS. I’m ñow ↑ to 115 lbs. I have recently derostered (FIRED) him. Have recently gone back to original fàmily Dr (he was retired for 6yrs but working àgàin THÀÑK THÈ LORD. anyway I’m off everything except weed and gabapentin.. But ita ñot eñough. Dô I smoke more and more weed. Already àt my prescribed limit of 34,000mgs.
Where do we find this. If its from Canada. Where do we get it??


I’m in a legal state. Can I get them tomorrow?

I have severe back pain from three spinal surgeries and still have anguishing pain. I am wanting to buy a cannibus patch

Ricky Powers

I live in Seneca South Carolina, and I have diabetic nerve pain, already lost half of my foot. And my wife suffers from fibro myalgia we sure could use some help.

Interesting didn’t know such patch existed. Many more benefits are found in cannabis and most of the places still got it illegal. We really should change that as we can clearly see the benefits!


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.

Connie Kennedy

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,

David Smith

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

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


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


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

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.

Tina docherty

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

Jamie luck

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.


Hi have fibrosis and moucle pain I need a pain relief


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

Diane Hunter

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


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


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

Teresa Murdick

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?


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.


How / where can I order this patch?R

Cheryl Haines

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!


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 .


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


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


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

Cathy Cooper

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
Greatly appreciated
Cathy Cooper


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.

Theresa Aldrich

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


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

elmarie cronje

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

Stephen Harrison

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.

Nydia marrero

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

Yes I have severe back pain where can I buy these I would love to try them


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

Bonnie Lowery

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

Mary Busha

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.

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

Sue Kraimer

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.

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… relief in sight. Im also alergic to nsaid’s

Karen Roos

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.

Dawn Benson

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.