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Adam's Green Shoot Cultivation For Treatment Of Fibromyalgia

Thursday 2 April 2020


From UK newspaper the Isle of Wight Observer:


Adam Mawer
Adam Mawer

Adam’s green shoot cultivation for treatment of fibromyalgia

By Jade Honey
31 March 2020
© 2020 Isle of Wight Observer.

West Wight farmer with a difference is aiming to put the Island at the centre of a world leading group working on the understanding and treatment of fibromyalgia and related conditions.

Adam Mawer, 44, is entering his second year of cultivating cannabis plants under licence from the Home Office. Working with The Future Clinic in Cowes who specialise in the treatment of fibromyalgia, researchers at the University of Southampton and Cambridge Laboratories he has been investigating the link between the debilitating long-term condition and the relief that medicinal cannabis products can bring.

The precise cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, but it causes intense pain throughout the body and is believed to be related to abnormal levels of chemicals in the brain and changes in the way the central nervous system carries pain messages around the body.

After almost four years of unexplained pain and visits to various specialists, Adam’s partner Laurie was finally diagnosed with the condition around two years ago. Adam had been searching for an alternative to the multiple strong medications she was prescribed which brought unwelcome side-effects, and this eventually led to the launch of a new career for the Island businessman, whose family have lived here for over 40 years.


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