ARTHRITIS & MEDICAL MARIJUANA
“Arthritis pain is one of the most common reasons for persons using Medical Herbal Cannabis in North America. Severe arthritis is the condition listed in more than 50% of all Cannabis authorizations in Canada (2014).” Canadian Government.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is an inflammatory disorder where confused immune cells constantly attack the joints and surrounding tissues causing swelling, pain and damage. Not so widely known, this condition can afflict the skin, eyes, blood vessels and nerves as well.
Osteoarthritis is a separate condition that results from inadequate maintenance of cells and repair through wear and tear. In this condition, scar tissue and bone build up and nerves rub on bone resulting in PAIN and inflammation.
Both Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis can be severely debilitating. Medical Cannabis is commonly prescribed or recommended – for all forms of Arthritis – wherever it is legal.
“Scientists at the University of Nottingham found that Cannabinoids in Medical Cannabis showed great promise in treating osteoarthritis, especially during early stages”.
- Tender, warm, swollen, stiff joints
- Loss of motion
- Boney and scar tissue buildup
- Pain, pain, pain
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MMJ Doctors – MMJ & Arthritis
A pole of Californian Doctors revealed that only 1 out of 4 know that cannabinoids work wonders for many arthritis patients. In the State of California, there are about 100,000 licensed physicians, with 25 thousand-ish knowing something or a lot about MMJ.
“Historically, therapy with marijuana was used to ease the symptoms of a broad spectrum of diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis.” – Dr. Sheng-Ming
“Clinical and preclinical data leads us to believe that the CB2 receptor (which modulates pain) is affected by Cannabis and is effective in the treatment of pain associated with some forms of OA (osteoarthritis)” – Dr. T. Jones
Mmj Doctor: Arthritis sufferers in California can get legal access to Medical Marijuana; Click here to schedule your appointment online now. We also are offering MMJ Identification Cards and Cultivation Permits.
FURTHER READING – HOW MEDICAL MARIJUANA HELPS ARTHRITIS