Medical Marijuana News Update: Marijuana is Said to Effectively Treat Fibromyalgia

By Abbie Kraft, Parent Herald May 15, 10:38 pm
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Researchers are now pushing the benefits of medical marijuana as the leading cure for fibromyalgia relief. The chronic pain and sleep disturbances can now be soothed by medical marijuana.

Patients suffering from fibromyalgia have been struggling to find a cure or at least a pain relief. To no avail, most pharmaceutical prescriptions would usually leave them with side effects or negative results.

According to HERB, health care professionals are still trying to figure out if fibromyalgia should be considered as a medical condition of not. Fibromyalgia struck 5 to 12 million Americans (mostly women); its cause, however, is yet to be found.

Sun Times reported that medical marijuana can potentially provide a better pain relief or even a cure for the fibromyalgia. Traditional medicine has already failed some patients with the condition, thus the opted to try medical marijuana.

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) offered medical marijuana as an alternative cure for fibromyalgia. It is said to be an effective alternative for most patients. Medical marijuana effectively soothes most of the disease's symptoms including fatigue, insomnia, chronic pain and restless legs.

"Unlike many conventional pain treatments, cannabinoids - the miracle molecules like THC and CBG that are responsible for the medical efficacy of marijuana - are able to modulate pain signals sent from both peripheral nerves and the spinal cord," as mentioned in Whaxy.

Several researchers have already proven the positive effects of medical marijuana on fibromyalgia. Most of their studies were published in NORML's website.

"Marijuana has been a medicine for 5,000 years," Donald I. Abrams, MD told NORML. "That's a lot longer than it hasn't been a medicine."

As the medical marijuana continues to pave its way, it is still unapproved by most states. Should medical marijuana be legalized in all states? Do let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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