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Arthritis Society Of Canada Funds Medical Marijuana Research For Fibromyalgia Pain

Monday 2 January 2017

 

From Fibromyalgia News Today:

 

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Arthritis Society of Canada Funds Medical Marijuana Research for Fibromyalgia Pain

By Stacy Grieve, PhD
Decermber 21, 2016
Copyright © 2013-2017 All rights reserved.

The Arthritis Society of Canada is awarding a three-year research grant to Dr. Mark Ware to study the use of medical marijuana (cannabis) for fibromyalgia pain.

Ware is the director of clinical research at the Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He also serves as executive director of the nonprofit Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids.

Understanding the role that medical cannabis can play in mediating pain management is critical for patients and clinicians. Although many pain patients report that medical marijuana can ease their symptoms, there is not much scientific data to support these claims. And there are no large-scale clinical trials on the use of cannabinoids to treat fibromyalgia pain.

The Arthritis Society hopes to help fill this gap.

 

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