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Malta’s Fibromyalgia Patients Make Their Case For Medical Marijuana

[Malta is a lovely archipelago in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast. It’s a nation known for historic sites related to a succession of rulers including the Romans, Moors, Knights of Saint John, French and British. And now making its mark in the world medical cannabis movement……]

“No matter how slow politicians are to game, medical cannabis is becoming a thing in Malta – Sativex spray, containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), has already been licensed, and at the end of this month the Minister for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties Helena Dalli will be discussing whether Bedrocan should be made available in Malta.

Bedrocan comes in the form of pharmaceutical-grade dried cannabis buds which can be vaporized, brewed as tea or smoked. The Pain Clinic Malta is one stakeholder pushing for Bedrock’s introduction, claiming it to be ‘a fantastic tool to manage a wide range of conditions including persistent pain, anxiety, depression, insomnia and many more.’

But it’s not just the doctors who are fully engaged with the pain-relief possibilities of medical cannabis, it’s also the patients. The ME, CFS & Fibromyalgia Alliance Malta, founded in May 2013, have a team working specifically on the study of medical marijuana. Michael Zammit, who suffers from fibromyalgia and forms part of the alliance, has conducted a large study on marijuana and chronic pain sufferers.

‘My life changed drastically [when I developed fibromyalgia]. It was hard for me to accept that I had become a human being unable to work, let alone living with the constant turmoil of pain,’ Zammit told Lovin Malta when we approached ME, CFS & Fibromyalgia Alliance Malta to find out more about people living with these conditions.

‘My daily activities are a challenge because moving my limbs hurts. Things taken for granted have become a struggle to me to do – like going for a walk, shopping, and so forth. I feel like being imprisoned in my own body, underneath an apparent shell of health, as from the outwards I look healthy,’ Zammit said.”

Much more in the article….. …recommended… …and count us ready for a trip to this lovely island nation…!!

#MMJ #Malta #UTleg #Utpol #GetSerious #TRUCE

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