Researchers working on pain relief aspect of cannabis

Nova Scotia pain researchers are looking to key into the body’s own systems for relief through new products based on cannabinoids like those in cannabis.

A research team has founded a company called Panag Pharma Inc. to develop non-addictive, effective topical pain relievers that will be available over the counter.

Company president Dr. Mary Lynch is a professor at Dalhousie University and director of research in the pain management unit of the QEII Health Sciences Centre.

“I’ve had the privilege of working with and assisting people living with chronic pain conditions for 25 years,” Lynch said on Friday.

That wealth of experience has made it obvious to her that, “We do not have enough tools to help people with the pain conditions that they are suffering from now or in the future.”

Lynch said there are growing numbers of people struggling with chronic pain conditions as the population ages and medical science advances allow people

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