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Clinical Trial: Plant-Derived Cannabis Oil Effective For Patients With Fibromyalgia

Saturday 7 November 2020

 

From NORML:

 

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Clinical Trial: Plant-Derived Cannabis Oil Effective for Patients with Fibromyalgia

By NORML
October 30, 2020
Copyright 2020 © NORML and The NORML Foundation All Rights Reserved.

The daily administration of plant-derived, THC-rich cannabis oil is effective and well-tolerated among patients with fibromyalgia, according to clinical trial data published in the journal Pain Medicine. Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic pain syndrome characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain and fatigue.

Commenting on the study’s findings, NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano said: “The demonstration of safety and efficacy in this gold-standard model is significant. Millions of Americans suffer with FM – a condition that tends to be poorly controlled by standard medicines. These clinical findings indicate that for many of these patients, plant-derived cannabis preparations may be a safe and effective alternative.”

A team of Brazilian researchers assessed the efficacy of THC-rich cannabis oil versus placebo in patients with FM over an eight-week period. The mean dose used in the cannabis group was 3.6 drops a day (4.4 mg of THC and 0.08 mg of CBD).

Cannabis dosing was associated with an “extended significant reduction” in subjects’ symptoms, as assessed by the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ). Patients receiving placebo did not experience similar reductions.

 

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