Fibromyalgia is a disorder that presents as musculoskeletal pain accompanied by mood, memory, sleep, and fatigue issues. This disorder has no cure, and while there are drugs that can help manage its symptoms, most don’t do the job perfectly. However, a new study conducted by researchers from the School of Medicine at the University of Michigan has found that patients with fibromyalgia may benefit from the use of products that contain CBD to manage pain. CBD, or cannabidiol, is a cannabinoid that is extracted from the marijuana plant that doesn’t induce the intoxicating effects of THC. This cannabinoid has been marketed for different uses, ranging from pain relief to mood stabilization. THC, or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, is another cannabinoid that is also extracted from the marijuana plant. It causes individuals to feel high. The legalization of recreational and medical cannabis in different states across the United States and the removal of CBD derived from hemp from its Schedule 1 classification have boosted the marijuana industry’s growth tremendously. Prior studies have demonstrated that some individuals substitute medical marijuana, which has high THC concentration, for pain medications such as opioids, with many reporting that the former induce fewer side effects and offers better pain relief. However, studies on the use of CBD for the same indications are still limited at best.
CannabisNewsWire, 07/07/2021 04:20:00