By: Ncw Staff
Rheumatoid Arthritis and Cannabis as Medicine
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease. It is characterised by affecting multiple joints simultaneously and by the presentation of diverse general non-specific symptoms and manifestations in other parts of the body. Without proper treatment, in its advanced phases, the disease can result in major physical limitations and a marked deterioration in quality of life. (1)
For a long time medical establishments have shied away from the idea of treating symptoms of RA, with cannabis. Dr Kvork said the most effective cannabinoids for medicinal treatment of RA are THC and CBD. (2)
Rosalie Pacula, PhD mentioned debating the pros and cons of whether cannabis could be used therapeutically is no longer as relevant, she said, because marijuana has been legalized in states representing 20% of the U.S. population and is allowed for medical use in many others. The picture at the state level is further complicated by the fact that marijuana remains illegal under federal law. “We should now talk instead about what cannabis does and how it affects society.” (3)
Over the past year and a half I have seen many patients suffering with RA. I can testify that they have all experienced symptom relief in regard to pain and joint pain. Topicals Tincture’s RS oh smoking vaping edibles they all seem to target the symptoms in different ways for each user. Finding the right profile and preferred method of consumption for each user is imperative as each situation is unique.