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Fibromyalgia Patients Make Their Case For Medical Marijuana

Tuesday 7 March 2017

 

From Maltese website Lovin Malta:

 

Marijuana

Fibromyalgia Patients Make Their Case For Medical Marijuana

Relief for chronic, debilitating pain

March 6, 2017
COPYRIGHT © 2017 LOVIN MALTA

No matter how slow politicians are to game, medical marijuana is becoming a thing in Malta – Sativex spray, containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), has already been licensed, and at the end of this month the Minister for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties Helena Dalli will be discussing whether Bedrocan should be made available in Malta.

Bedrocan comes in the form of pharmaceutical-grade dried cannabis buds which can be vaporized, brewed as tea or smoked. The Pain Clinic Malta is one stakeholder pushing for Bedrocan's introduction, claiming it to be "a fantastic tool to manage a wide range of conditions including persistent pain, anxiety, depression, insomnia and many more."

But it's not just the doctors who are fully engaged with the pain-relief possibilities of medical cannabis, it's also the patients. The ME, CFS & Fibromyalgia Alliance Malta, founded in May 2013, have a team working specifically on the study of medical marijuana. Michael Zammit, who suffers from fibromyalgia and forms part of the alliance, has conducted a large study on marijuana and chronic pain sufferers.

 

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