As more states open their arms to the wonders of marijuana (for medical purposes and for fun), they’re also opening up a whole new way to look at treating rare diseases.
One common symptom across a number of rare diseases is chronic pain.
Or the pain that comes and goes in friendly flares and then disappears to make a liar out of you.
Many people with chronic pain already know that marijuana can help.
And over the years, a few studies have proven it.
Of course, with marijuana classified as an illegal drug, it makes medical studies more difficult. However, that hasn’t stopped research from being done. Some have even shown that a high potency cannabinoid, also known as CBD, is better at relieving pain than your traditional pain relievers.
One of those companies is the aptly named Cannabis Science. They’ve been experimenting and working on ways to utilize the pain-relieving properties of cannabis without having a high concentration, or any concentration at all, of THC. For those who don’t know, THC is the part of marijuana that can change your mood and thoughts.
In other words, the part that gives you the high.
If you are looking for a way to relieve pain, then medical cannabis might be for you. And the ingenious part of Cannabis Science is the new ways they’re inventing to get CBD in your system without you needing to smoke it.
One of their creations is a pain patch.
It’s not a pill or injection—just a patch you wear on the skin. Over time, CBD is slowly absorbed by your skin and travels into your blood stream. From there, it can travel throughout the body muting pain.
So if you have a rare disease and you’re dealing with chronic pain, cannabis patches might be just the thing for you!