New Study Shows Cannabis Could Help with Fibromyalgia Symptoms

By EMILY LEDGER

Cannabis has been used medicinally to help manage pain for thousands of years – before prohibition began. However, the illegal status of cannabis in developed nations around the world – which coincided with the heights of scientific development and research – has meant that there is little clinical evidence of how medical cannabis can help with a whole range of conditions, including Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia is the second most common rheumatological  It is estimated that 3-6% of the world’s population suffers from Fibromyalgia – a chronic condition characterised by prolonged pain, soreness, and fatigue. In fact, it affects around 10 million people in the US alone. Yet treatment for the condition remains fairly unreliable, with many patients being prescribed highly addictive opiates.

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