Cannabis Spray for Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Cannabis Spray for Rheumatoid Arthritis

A spray containing two chemicals extracted from marijuana improved pain and sleep in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, British researchers report.

The study, which appears in Rheumatology, was small, brief, and likely the first of its kind, note the researchers. They write that the “encouraging” results warrant larger, longer studies.

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Cannabis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Rheumatoid arthritis, cannabis based medicine eases pain and suppresses disease

The first study to use a cannabis-based medicine (CBM) for treating rheumatoid arthritis has found that it has a significant effect on easing pain and on suppressing the disease.

Writing in the medical journal Rheumatology, the researchers say that although the differences were small […]

Marijuana and Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Marijuana and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory disease of the joints characterized by pain, stiffness, and swelling, as well as an eventual loss of limb function. Rheumatoid arthritis is estimated to affect about one percent of the population, primarily women.

Use of cannabis to treat symptoms of RA is commonly self-reported […]

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