One of the hottest new medicinal cannabis products available today is the transdermal pain patch – so what are they, do they work, HOW do they work, and where can I buy one? Let’s take a look at the facts!
Right now various media outlets are heavily publicising the cannabis pain patch designed and produced by Cannabis Science, Inc. – a bioscience company based in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
But they’re not the first company to produce cannabis pain patches – in fact, another Colorado based company, Mary’s Medicinals, developed a transdermal cannabis patch back in 2013, which is now being distributed to patients in at least six US states!
So What Are Cannabis Transdermal Patches?
Cannabis pain patches are simple adhesive squares of medical gauze infused with cannabinoids. They have a porous layer between the skin and the cannabinoids that allows for controlled, sustained release of the cannabinoids into the skin. It’s not exactly clear how Cannabis Science, Inc. or Mary’s Medicinals make their patches – but online research gives us a few clues.
In order for a patch to deliver medicines effectively through the dermis (skin), the medicine is usually dissolved in an alcohol such as isopropyl. Isopropyl alcohol is commonly known as “rubbing alcohol” as it’s often used to help deliver medicines into the bloodstream.
For centuries, doctors and herbalists have made remedies by infusing active ingredients into alcohol to make a tincture, then rubbing it on the skin. Cannabis is one of hundreds of plants that humans have used in this way throughout history!
Makers of cannabis transdermal patches take it a couple of steps further, and put that dissolved cannabinoid tincture onto a square of adhesive medical gauze. But it’s not quite that simple – as well as dissolving the active ingredient in alcohol, it seems that to make a transdermal patch really effective, you have to add a compound that helps get through the barrier of the skin.
A compound that is very commonly used in making transdermal patches is Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO). Forums suggest that to make a transdermal patch, all that’s needed is a few drops of DMSO, added to the tincture and thoroughly mixed.
If you’re hoping to buy cannabis transdermal patches infused with THC, you’ll need to be a registered medical cannabis patient in a legal US state. But if it’s CBD you need, you’re in luck – you can buy Mary’s Medicinals CBD transdermal patches online!
Transdermal patches are reported to be very effective, and any past safety issues have mostly arisen because the medicines inside the patch are dangerous or even deadly if taken at the wrong dosage.
For example, Johnson & Johnson had to recall their Fentanyl patches in 2009 as the porous layer broke down and released the contents too quickly, causing overdose and even death. But cannabinoids are remarkably safe and non-toxic (especially compared to opioids!), so this is not likely to be an issue!
I suffer from fybromyalgia I’m interested in the cannabis patches how do I go about getting these
I would love to try these for degenerative disc disease. I also am a patient in Michigan. I need prices what’s in them ECT.
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YES IM INTERESTED IN UR PRODUCT..I HAVE FIBROMYALGIA & ARTHRITIS ALL OVER MY BODY. IVE HAD 10 MAJOR SURGERIES ON MY RT ANKLE..SO PLEAS HELP ME..
Do the CBD products help with nausea or do I need the product with THC?
I have Fibromyalgia and osteorithritis have had more surgeries than I care to list, on my left side my foot stays numb most times and sometimes my left arm and hand. I have other problems but there so many the numbness in my feet lead to me having numerous falling problems and with both knee’s being replaced it’s hard to get up, so I could use a lot of help. Amen
I have fibromyalgi and osteoarthritis, and have had operations in both knees. I also have a discoprolaps/osteoarthritis in my lower back and my neck. Where can I buy the pain patches. I hope it can relieve my pains. Best regards Gitte (from Denmark).
I am interested in the product. I have fibro, osteoarthritis, migraines, degen disc disease and more cronic pain never stops I sleep 2 hours a night because of the pain in my legs ugh help
I have severe fibromyalgia and just had a total knee replacement can’t take pain pills they make me itch and causes nausea woukd love to know more about this product Thank You
how much is the patch and is it legal in new Hampshire ?
I am interested in the patches. How do I get them?
I am a double amputee with severe pain in my stumps. I really need these patches for the pain. I live in Ohio. Where can I get them?
I would be so interested in this. I have been trying cannabis cbd for a little while now but I don’t want to smoke around my kids and the edibals can make me vary dizzy and make me throw up. I have fibromyalgia and epilepsy
I have had 2 spinal surgerys I have neck and back pain 24-7. Will this help me? If so how can I get it and how much will it cost? I live on Long Island NY.
Where can I buy
I have chronic pain,neuropathy,and I have had two knee surgeries.So much more.
I lost count on my surgeries after the 13th.
How long does the patch last ?
I have Multiple Scelorsis would it help me, I have secondary progressive MS and the pain is chronic and I have just had an episode and lost the use of my legs I would love to be out of pain
I truly need this product, with the THC, I have fibro, and a broken back, and can no longer take pain meds. How can I get this product immediately??? Please let me know as soon as a possible… Best regards, Melissa
Tenho artrite psoriática, prótese no joelho, neuroma de morton nos pés, além de pinçamento na coluna. Será que consigo este remédio?
I am suffering with fybromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome I really need the patch for my neck and shoulders
Where can i buy??
Hello i have complex Regional Pain Syndrome and i want to try those patches so please feel free to email me the information. Thank you
I suffer from fibromyalgia and Arthrist how do I get this
i suffer from fibromyalgia and i relly need helps for the pain
i also live with chronic pain, how do you go about getting this pain patch?? please let me know?
I have all the symptoms of fibromyalgia, but medical doctor doesn’t say that is what it is. My chiropractor says the discs in my neck and lower back are compressing. My when I have pins n needles from my neck to bottom of my feet, this leads me to believe it’s fibro. Where can I get the patch. As of today I have been awake for almost 48 hours. Too much pain to sleep!!!
How do I get these patches?
I have fibromyalgia and ME /cfs plus arthritis and pretruding low back discs causing lots of pain , how do I get the patch and how long does it last ?
I have fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis and back pain and suffer from chronic headaches and anxiety. I have heard of these patches but don’t know where to get them. I would like to get off of my pain medication.
Does anyone ever reply how to get these patches?
I suffer from MS. I hope to be able to obtain the patches for my nerve pain. How can I obtain them? (I live in Macedonia)
Put me on your list . . . Fibro, anxiety, degeneritive disc disease, just so much pain. It is so hard to work a full time job with this, how does everyone do this! Ugh!
I suffer from Fibromyalgia, Sciatica pain, Double crush syndrome and a Frozen shoulder. I am Very Interested in your patches, can I please get more information on how to obtain this product?
Can someone help me? I have my medical card. But I’m looking for medical pain patches and edibles that can be delivered 2 me. Dispensaries are 2 far away
I see tons of post. But no answers or replies. That’s bad 4 business
This is a article about the patches by an independent writer/journalist, not the company who makes them. It’s useless to write here for information.
How or where do I order this?
I would love to try these ,fybromialga really sucks
Interested in these for my back. I live in Michigan where it’s legal now.
I have stage 4 Dodd and a bulging disc with advanced fibromyalgia my life is spent in a chair as I can’t walk because of two shot knees born on bone. I use oral CBD but a patch would b great!