New Medical Marijuana Patch Fights Pain

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Photo Credit: RegBarc/Wikimedia

For medical marijuana patients, one of the key elements in determining the most effective dosing regimen includes choosing an appropriate vehicle for administration. Many patients are familiar with the more common methods of administration, like the use of inhalation or oils, but another lesser-known vehicle may be as effective and more appropriate when it comes to targeting specific symptoms. Transdermal CBD patches offer patients pain relief that can last up to 12 hours without producing psychoactive effects. Dr. Leslie Mendoza says the product is flexible, allowing new ways for patients to absorb the medicinal cannabinoids of cannabis. The product also provides relief without altering the patient in a way that could affect his or her whole day. Additionally, patients can determine the placement of their patches in order to target specific symptomatic areas. 

This method of application may not be for everyone, but if you're a patient looking for new ways to find relief, it's worth experimenting with. In order to do so, we recommend documenting your use of topicals on a daily basis in the journal section of our app. You can refer back to this regimen and make necessary alterations that will guide you towards finding optimal relief. If you don't know where to begin, you can check out our physician-approved guidelines based on an aggregate of positive feedback regarding this vehicle gathered in our database from anonymous journaling information. If you have questions on your new dosing regimen, you can easily send this information to your physician so that he or she can better analyze how you are targeting your symptoms and can offer more informed recommendations.

This information has been provided in part by CBS Chicago and approved by our Chief Medical Officer.