Cannabis use for medicinal purposes is constantly becoming more common and widely used as we head into what could be described as a more accepting era. As global understanding of the use of cannabis to benefit cancer patients in a positive way increases, more medical technology is being used to explore options of using it. And with this comes new innovative ways to use cannabis to utilise the benefits that it brings to its utmost potential.
One of these new methods involves a creation of medicinal cannabis in the form of a transdermal patch. Created by a company that specialises in the specific medicinal powers of marijuana, the new method is a completely unique way for patients to get the benefits of the plant.
The skin adhesive means that the medication inside the patch is absorbed into the body by the skin. Particular chemicals are released over time by the patch, which then works to combat neurological nerve pain. Some reports claim that this could be the best way for patients to receive medicinal cannabis, and no negative side effects have been found for this method so far.
Cannabis Science, who created the patch, said, “An advantage of a transdermal drug delivery route over other types of medication delivery such as oral, topical, intravenous, intramuscular,is that the patch provides a controlled release of the medication into the patient, usually through either a porous membrane covering a reservoir of medication or through body heat melting thin layers of medication embedded in the adhesive which will be containing high potency cannabinoid (CBD) extract that slowly enters into the bloodstream and then penetrates the central nervous system of the patient delivering the pain relief sought.”