Living with fibromyalgia is challenging and painful. Those suffering from this illness also experience fatigue and cognitive difficulties that can provoke unpleasant ups and downs. A disorder that affects women twice as often as men thankfully can be treated with cannabis.

A recent study published in Pain Practice found that marijuana has a short-term beneficial effect on the quality of life in women with treatment-resistant fibromyalgia. The new findings build on a recent study done in Israel, which showed that fibromyalgia patients who use cannabis saw reduced pain as a result.

"As the worldwide use of cannabis rises, investigators question its role in treating fibromyalgia as one of the most common pain syndromes nowadays," the researchers explained. "Modern medicine found the endocannabinoid system's role in the pathophysiology of neuropathic pain. Previous studies showed …

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