Yes, everything I've heard about it is also quite positive - including personal experience. It doesn't cut all my pain, however, which really surprised my rheumy. He has many patients who use it for the pain killing properties. For me, it's more the muscle relaxant (which helps with pain) and helping me to sleep properties that I love!
I'd be interested in hearing from your 'sister' organization on this. Although, up here, we already have it in place legally (medicinally anyway).