CANNABIS FOR CHRONIC PAIN IN FIBROMYALGIA PATIENTS
This week, KannAInsight features a new study on the effect of cannabis in patients with chronic pain caused by fibromyalgia.
Four different varieties of inhaled cannabis with varying THC and CBD content were tested in fibromyalgia patients. Pain tolerance and relief was assessed during the first few hours after a single treatment.
Based on the results of this study, further research is warranted to determine the safety and efficacy of long-term treatment with cannabis on chronic pain in fibromyalgia patients.
Citation: van de Donk T, Niesters M, Kowal MA, Olofsen E, Dahan A, van Velzen M. An experimental randomized study on the analgesic effects of pharmaceutical-grade cannabis in chronic pain patients with fibromyalgia. Pain. 2018 Dec 20