Sadly it appears that THC is the REAL thing that helps. Funny to me that CBD is such an issue in the UK. No country has done more work to bring CBD or THC medicine mainstream. In fact Sativex (IMO a Wonder drug for MS) comes from the UK. Interestingly it isn’t the cannibis thats the issue but rather In 2014, NICE (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) found it not sufficiently effective in treating muscle spasticity for its price. In 2017, it costs £375 + VAT per pack, roughly 270 doses. Seems cheap to me.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, signed an agreement with Syqe Medical to distribute a unique cannabis treatment technology in the UK. The pocket-sized device can be loaded with selective-dose cartridges, allowing patients to take an optimal dose of the drug.provides individualized treatment as the amount can be remote-controlled by doctors and the inhaler’s automated dose feature. THAT device has been approved and will be available some time this year. The rest of us just spray a bit under our tongues that we buy from Amazon and hope for the best, The Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)“MHRA will now work with individual companies and trade bodies in relation to making sure products containing CBD, used for a medical purpose, which can be classified as medicines, satisfy the legal requirements of the Human Medicines Regulations 2012, and 18 companies have been advised of their change in opinion. It should be interesting how it all shakes down.
Anyway that doesn’t answer the question… I have tried the CBD oil with little success. Actual pot with more, don’t know if it really helps or just helps me to not care… In any event the once or twice a year I imbibe is usually while back packing after a particullarly long day. I have tried “patches” with zero effect. But then I’m product of the sixties and prefer Alice B. Tokley Brownies. (but my wife refuse to let me because of a minor skinny dipping incident in 1972)