Written by Jayne Leonard Reviewed by Alana Biggers, MD, MPH
Studies in the area of marijuana use for the treatment of fibromyalgia are lacking. The findings among the existing literature are mixed.
Research into the use of marijuana for treating fibromyalgia has produced mixed findings so far.
Some research indicates that the use of cannabis is associated with beneficial effects on some of the symptoms of fibromyalgia.
On the other hand, a 2016 review of studies found insufficient evidence to recommend any marijuana-based treatments for the management of symptoms in people with rheumatic diseases, such as fibromyalgia.