Research in the cannabis industry seems to exponentially increase as the weeks go by. Many products have been released to the market which use cannabis in a new and exciting way. One product we recently came across were transdermal cannabis patches.
The traditional method of pain relief for isolated areas of the body has typically been by using painkillers such as aspirin or paracetamol. For treating localized pain, these cannabis patches could provide an excellent solution. The patches can be applied to areas of hairless skin which have a good vein supply to act as a pain reliever. The patches are a fast and safe way to administer pain relief to the elderly for example, who may not be keen to take cannabis any other way. The patches are very effective as the cannabis is able to bypass the seven layers of skin to enter the blood stream to administer its pain relieving properties.
It is important to note that transdermal cannabis patches have no psychoactive effect on the patient, unlike traditional cannabis. And when the patient wants to remove the patch as they need no further benefit, the effects will wear off very quickly – unlike other methods which can take hours to leave the body. Being able to control dosage in an easy and effective manner is one of the main advantages of transdermal cannabis patches. The patches come in 2 by 2 squares which contain approximately 10 milligrams of CBD, which is released into the body over 8 to 12 hours.
One of these companies who manufacture the transdermal cannabis patches are “Mary’s Medicinals”, which have built up a reputation for excellent products with a service to match. The company formed in 2012 with the goal of providing a safe and easy way for patients to attain therapeutic relief from localized pain – and they seem to be reaching their goal!
The company have worked with many top scientific experts over the years to release a product that is fit for the market. They also have plans to release further products to the line including transdermal cannabis gel pens, aswell as capsules and topical compounds, so watch out for future products.
In early May of this year, Mary’s Medicinals received word from the USPTO which allowed them to attain a patent for their product. This was a tremendous achievement as very few cannabis companies have attained patent protection for their products in the past. This only goes to show how unique this product is.
The company were also recently rewarded with the “Most Innovative Product” aware at the recent CannAwards ceremony, which was the icing on the cake for the company, with the founder saying it made all the hard work and effort worthwhile. The CannAwards actually announced that there has been an increase in the number of cannabis jobs since the awards last year which was also very encouraging.
So it appears Mary’s Medicinals could be one of the big cannabis companies in the years to come. We wish them good luck!