Woonsocket company introduces ‘revolutionary’ marijuana alternative for pain

Woonsocket company introduces ‘revolutionary’ marijuana alternative for pain

WOONSOCKET – A city-based startup company has created a new pain reliever combining FDA-approved analgesic ingredients with a hemp extract that they say is the first of its kind in the country.

“There’s good news for the estimated 250,000 Rhode Islanders who suffer from chronic pain,” according to a press release on the news from CBD Clinic, working in partnership with Aidance Scientific of Woonsocket.

The company has introduced a line of pain relief products using a hemp extract called cannabidiol that is legal in all 50 states, and reportedly has exclusive rights to formulate with the patented Charlotte’s Web CBD, featured last year in CNN documentaries by Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

“Professional athletes and doctors throughout the U.S. report that CBD Clinic ointments and creams effectively reduce even the most severe muscle and joint pain,” the release explained.

The products are reportedly in use by a number of professional and Olympic athletes including former Denver Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer, who had daily pain from injuries during his decade playing in the NFL, and Duane Ludwig, a professional UFC fighter and trainer who holds the official fastest knockout record in the UFC.

Nelson Vetanze, the first official chiropractor for the NFL, said “CBD Clinic are the best topical analgesic products I have ever used in my practice.”

CBD Clinic products are formulated as over-the-counter non-prescription medications.

“They offer an immediate alternative to the thousands of people in R.I. exploring medical marijuana and other alternatives for treatment of muscle and joint pain, including arthritis, sports injuries, back injuries, neuropathic pain, and pain commonly associated with fibromyalgia, cancer, multiple sclerosis, sciatica, Lyme disease and other ailments,” the press release explained.

Company officials said that the Charlotte’s Web hemp extract in the CBD Clinic product line is nearly devoid of THC – the substance in marijuana that is psychoactive and gets you high. There’s also no concern of THC showing up in drug tests.

“Numerous worldwide studies of the endocannabinoid system suggest that aromatic hydrocarbons in CBD, and similar organic compounds called terpenes, may be effective interrupting pain signaling to the brain, thereby reducing the sensation of pain.”

The CBD Clinic product line was developed in partnership with Aidance Scientific, founded in 2004, which develops and manufactures an extensive line of mostly all-natural, non-prescription dermatology products in its Rhode Island FDA-registered facility. Aidance products are distributed globally and are available at CVS, Walgreens, and other major retailers.

CBD Clinic has embarked on a very different regulatory strategy than the hundreds of companies developing medical marijuana products containing THC. The product line was developed to provide an entirely new class of non-prescription topical medications in the $3 billion topical analgesics market that, according to the company, offers Revolutionary Pain Relie. The company’s mission is to help people throughout the world be as pain-free as possible and have easy access to a cannabis-infused product that “Doesn’t get you high. Just better.”