Can CBD and Cannabis Provide Pain Relief in Fibromyalgia? What should readers take away from your report?

Response: Treating fibromyalgia is complicated and takes individualized plans for each patient. There are multiple approaches, and cannabis derivatives could be incorporated into such a plan. However, one must remember that the evidence is preliminary and it is still unclear which subset of patients will see benefit from this and what combination of therapies is most efficacious. Importantly, cannabis and derivatives use is not without risk, and those should be weighed against the potential benefit by healthcare providers prior to incorporating these agents as part of a treatment plan. What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this work?

Response: Larger studies are required to further elucidate the therapeutic regimens, dosing, and proper patient selection.

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