Topical Medical Cannabis Cream Now Being Sold in Canada for Patients with MS, Other Conditions

Topical Medical Cannabis Cream Now Being Sold in Canada for Patients with MS, Other Conditions

Registered patients in Canada can now purchase CanniMed Topical Cream, a product with medical cannabis oil designed to provide fast-acting relief for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and other conditions associated with pain and inflammation.

The product is the result of a collaboration between Canada-based CanniMed Therapeutics and Avaria Health & Beauty, which specializes in skin and body care products. The cream consists of a fusion of CanniMed’s medical cannabis oil and Avaria’s Kalaya Carrier Base Gel.

“Patients and physicians have been demanding a high-quality medical cannabis topical cream and we are pleased to be able to offer one of Canada’s most robust and innovative carrier gels to blend with our standardized and trusted oils,” Brent Zettl, president, co-founder and CEO of CanniMed, said in a press release.

“This is a whole new form of delivery for medical cannabis, ideal for patients who do not wish ingest or vaporize and prefer only localized treatment for their condition,” he said.

According to CanniMed, the benefits of the topical cream include localized treatment, as a concentrated dose is delivered only to the affected area; fast-acting relief through rapid skin absorption; and convenience, as it does not require refrigeration.

“Our Medical Formulating Team has created a one-of-a-kind product designed to provide an effective, alternative route of administration for patients looking for a different way to use medical cannabis,” said Keith Burk, MD, CEO at Avaria Health & Beauty.

“We look forward to seeing the difference that this unique option has on the wellbeing of patients, along with other exciting products in development with CanniMed,” he said.

Anecdotal evidence supports the use of topical medical cannabis for neuropathic pain, particularly in patients with MS, inflammation, and allergic skin conditions. A recent study in Israel also found that medical cannabis safely reduced pain in older patients with MS and other chronic conditions, more than 33 percent of whom used cannabis-infused oil.

CanniMed Topical Cream is available in two formulas: CanniMed Oil 10:10, which has equal concentrations of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol), two cannabinoids; and CanniMed Oil 1:20, which only contains CBD.

The company is selling its CanniMed Oil 10:10 for $189.99 Canadian dollars (about $146.49 U.S.), or $143.99 Canadian (about $111.02 U.S.) for its 1:20 formula.

The CanniMed Topical Cream kit includes one bottle of CanniMed’s medical cannabis oil, one jar of Kalaya Carrier Base Gel, and one spatula. The oil and gel should be mixed together to create the cream.

12 comments

  1. Ann Zabaldo says:

    PLEASE can you stop w/ the pop up Ocrevus ads? I read the whole newsletter and as I move from article to article or click on a link in an article that takes me to another part of the website I get YET ANOTHER OCREVUS ad. It’s so annoying. Alright already. ONE time per time I’m on the website IS ENOUGH.

    A loyal but soon to be Unsubscribed reader …

  2. Janice Zurowski says:

    Could this topical cream be any more expensive? Ridiculous price.
    If a person grows their own plant they can very cheaply make their own cream. Just google how to make it. A fraction of the cost of this Cannimed topical cream. Again, a “for profit” making money off of people’s pain. Shame on this company.

  3. Janice Zurowski says:

    I totally believe the cream will help. The price is outrageously shameful. Profitting on sick people who are desperate for relief.

  4. Matthew Coil says:

    Yes, there are cannabis products in the state of Washington that provide excellent relief from MS neuropathy in feet, hands and headaches.

  5. Linda says:

    I have PPMS and have significant pain in my hip flexors and hips. I have tried everything and nothing seems to help or the side effects of muscle relaxants are too dibilitating. I have tried CBD oil by mouth but did not get relief. How much of this topical would I need to use in a day. It is quite expensive and I don’t want to get my hopes up again if it is something outside of my means. Thank you!
    Linda

  6. Ava Rey says:

    I have Lupus and autoimmune complications called Interstitial Cystitis plus other damage to many major organs including damage to my bladder, kidney’s, liver, lungs, bones and blood. Excruciating bladder spasms have me contemplating suicide on a daily basis. I just had abdominal tubes removed as there is no medical relief for these ungodly bladder spasms according to doctors. I need to find a recipe or INVENT a salve I can apply directly to my urethra when these ungodly, painful attacks occur. Does anybody have any ideas. Thank you, kindly. P.S., I’m a woman.

    • Jen Simone says:

      You can use coconut oil In the vaginal area, its a great personal lubricant and used for irritants naturally. You can also make thc infused coconut oil yourself with Cannabis flower and coconut oil use the same way. There is a process that must be followed that you can easily google. Best of luck!

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