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Arthritis


Arthritis

According to common statistics, there are more than 31 million Americans who suffer from arthritis, which comes in two varieties that both cause pain, swelling, and limited movements to the joints.

The Two Types of Arthritis
The two different types of arthritis are rheumatoid arthritis, which is caused by the malfunctioning of the patient's immune system, and osteoarthritis (arthritis of the bones) which is found mostly in elderly patients whose cartilage has been eroded through use. Both types may Arthritis may also manifest itself in the form of chronic joint inflammation, generally due to injuries.

Cannabis and Arthritis
There has been a lot of research which shows that cannabis and cannabinoid drugs may be effective for arthritis, as well as for other degenerative joint, hip, and connective tissue disorders. Since all of these conditions involve frequent bouts of extreme pain, the ability of cannabis to help fight chronic pain makes it especially useful, either on its own or used in conjuction with opiate painkillers. In fact, the use of marijuana as a treatment for musclo-skeletal pain has been a documented part of western medicine since the 1700s.

In addition to pain-relieving qualities, however, cannabis also has strong anti-inflammatory and immune-modulation properties which mean that it might be a valid form of direct treatment for any number of chronic inflammatory diseases (including arthritis). More than one source shows that a Chinese text dating from around the year 2000 BC mentions cannabis "undoing" rheumatism.
Contemporary research on one of the non-psychoactive components of cannabis, CBD (cannabidiol) has found that, in tests with mice and rats, it suppresses the immune response that triggers a disease which is similar to arthritis, protecting the rodents from severe joint damage, and improving their conditions.

Human studies have backed up the data from the rodent trials, showing that cannabis is an effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, which is one of the conditions for which medical marijuana is allowed in those parts of the United States where it's use is legal. In addition, patients using cannabis have been able to reduce their use of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) , which have potentially harmful side effects.

The bottom line? Medical marijuana may be a benefit to arthritis patients because:

  1. It relieves the pain associated with swollen joints and eroded cartilage.
  2. It attacks the immune response that actually triggers arthritis.
  3. It relieves the inflammation - the actual swelling - of arthritic joints
  4. Unlike NSAIDs, it has no potentially harmful side effects
  5. It has a long track record of being safe; no one has ever died of a marijuana overdose.

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hempoil | Mar 10, 2014

I suffer from Breast Cancer, which for me, is basically a Death Sentence on my life, the thoughts of having Breast Cancer burns and itches simultaneously in my heart that i was dead alive (and looks hideous). I heard that Hemp Oil could help, and for t

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Guest | Apr 28, 2013

I HAVE GOT OSTEOARTHRITIS IN MY HANDS NECK BACK KNEES THIGHS AND LEGS I HAVE BEEN TAKING STRONG PAINKILLERS FOR OVER 10 YEARS BUT THEY DONT HELP MUCH MY LIFE IS ON HOLD I CANT DO THE THINGS I WANT TO DO I KNOW WHEN YOU HAVE ANY KIND OF ARTHRITIS YOU AR

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Guest | Mar 26, 2013

Thank you everyone for all the help with the questions I have I also live in Mass. Dont know how I go about getting medicial help. Do I ask my primary dr or find a mmj dr.

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Guest | Mar 14, 2013

Rick Simpson was alive as of yesterday. Fred25

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Guest | Jan 9, 2013

- - - TO ALL ARTHRITIS & CANCER PATIENTS - - -I am a 44 yr. old woman that still likes to get around like in my early 30's at the least, meaning w/out any aches & pains. I'm a very fast paced gal from the East Coast. I had cancer at 26 yrs. old and hav

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Guest | Dec 18, 2012

To the conversation above: I am 26 years old. When I was 20 I was diagnosed with RA. It hurts everywhere and has made me a very depressed person. I can not do the things I use to with my friends and get to watch from the sidelines on everything. The do

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Guest | Dec 8, 2012

I have osteoarthritis and syatica and although mmj doesn't completely relieve the pain, it helps alot and quickly. The pain that is left is managable.

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Guest | Oct 30, 2012

Sept 9th Guest, I'm sorry that MM is not working for you but, don't discourage others with your comments. MM is like all medications, it works differently for each person. I never smoked before but, at 36 found out I had severe RA. I couldn't work a

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Guest | Sep 19, 2012

I was diagnosed with JRA( juvenile rheum atoid arthritis) when i was 3 and took pills a long time. I started smoking marijuana when i was young after awhile i figured i didnt need pills anymore and just kept smoking. My Rheumatism is and has been in r

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Guest | Sep 19, 2012

By the way i am 33 and still smoking. Anyone who doesnt believe in medical marijuana really does not have a clue.

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Guest | Sep 9, 2012

I've had Rhumitiod Arthritis for 45 years. Have had 2 joint replacements (Knss and ankle) and am looking forward to my other knee also very soon. Pot makes me laugh at the pain, but nothing else. People that think pot is a cure-all for R/A or any oth

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Guest | Sep 9, 2012

Hey you guys I've been using Marijuana for my Rhumitiod Arthritis since I got it 45 years ago. I don't know how anyone can say it is that much of a relief. I have had 2 body parts replaced by arthritis' grip. People say Rick Simpson oil will work,

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Guest | Jun 5, 2012

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medicineman777 | Mar 28, 2012

hello im glad too be a member od good healthy meds

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Guest | Mar 28, 2012

i have arthritis it hurts alot too

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Lorian | Mar 10, 2012

Dec. 30th Guest, Definitely stick to a sativa if you don't want to feel so spaced out. I am the caregiver to a patient who can't smoke due to lung disease also and he uses tincture and small amounts of butter to relieve his arthritis pain. A good sati

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Lorian | Mar 10, 2012

Dec. 30th Guest, Definitely stick to a sativa if you don't want to feel so spaced out. I am the caregiver to a patient who can't smoke due to lung disease also and he uses tincture and small amounts of butter to relieve his arthritis pain. A good sati

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Lorian | Mar 10, 2012

Hi Guest! Try rm3.us they have a lot of information from personal and well as scientific sources. There have actually (despite what the government says) been about 1500 scientific studies done throughout the world on the uses and benefits of cannabis.

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Guest | Feb 26, 2012

"The ancient Chinese cant be wrong?" Seriously? Perhaps human sacrifice would be the next way to go then? Can you please publish any evidence that it works rather than personal testimony

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Guest | Feb 2, 2012

I have used pot for pain,I have very bad arthritis,that is the good part,now I need some surgry and my lungs are to weak,last time I had operation on the spine my lungs failed and they couldnt finish the neck operation,I have arthrits for 30 years and

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Guest | Dec 30, 2011

I have a question, I suffer from arthritis and I am interested in MMJ. However, I do not want to feel loaded or spaced out. In addition, I have asthma and cannot be around smoke. Can someone tell me what kind of MMJ will help me. I am looking for

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Guest | Nov 14, 2011

I was born with severe club foot in both of my feet. All of my life I suffered with pain in my ankles. At seventeen years old I started taking NSAID's to cope with daily pain in my legs. I started smoking MMJ a little over a year ago. After trying thre

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krreese | Jun 12, 2011

Smoking a bit of MMJ helps me relax and relieves chronic pain. It helps with arthritis aches and pains and allows me to work as an artist. It inspires me to keep trying.

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Guest | May 12, 2011

I have RA and just started using MMJ in AZ it's now state legal and I can say I smoked KKush and I was able to walk with out my cane for the first time in 5 yrs and I was able to cut down the pain pills by half that day I smoked I can't wait to see wh

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Guest | May 6, 2011

Yes I do agree with lindzzz about a real potent treat replaces the pills that's what I do instead of taking a bunch of pills.

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Kushie Q | May 1, 2011

I have a cousin who has suffered from crippling arthritis since childhood, and smoking helps to relieve the pain and swelling in her hands. She is now able to go about her life with as much of a normal routine as anyone else. So does it help, YES it do

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lindzzz | Apr 5, 2011

I agree that those are the two most common forms of arthritis exhibited in elderly adults. I think that if these 31 million people were to replace all of their pill medications with cannabis for six months, they wouldn't want to go back. From what I un

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Guest | Mar 28, 2011

These bones in my body have osteoarthritis. Pain pills help some but the pain is still overwhelming. Im a very positive person who needs some relief? Help us sufferers please!!!

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Happy420Time | Mar 18, 2011

One of my best friends is an old hippie guitar player from way back in the day. The poor guy has got some of the worst arthritis i have ever seen, his hands are pretty jacked up, and it really gets to him. He can hardly hold the ax anymore but when he

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Marijuanamama | Mar 15, 2011

Anyone who suffers from arthritis pain then you know the need for something to aid in relief is a definite necessary part of just living. Years of writing and typing cause the pain in my hands after a hard day at the computer. It is about time others r

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b1nary | Mar 15, 2011

i have mild carpal tunnel from years of typing and working with my hands along with other things that i hated dealing with the pain...mmj helped me by easing my pain, and relaxing me so that i can barely feel the pain lol. i dont know what i would have

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CannabisGirl | Mar 14, 2011

I have extreme pain in my hand. If it wasn't for the medical cannabis I wouldn't be able to write or heck even type on this computer right now. I can say that medical marijuana has changed my life for the better in more ways than one. This read is very

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Guest | Mar 12, 2011

That is some very interesting information right there. I will definitely be trying it out for my pain as well.

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SkillitHits247 | Mar 10, 2011

My wife (24yrs) has arthritis in her hands & fingers & knees due to sports injuries and popping her knuckles since she was 13, now she is unable to [i]stop[/i] popping her knuckles because it hurts if she doesn't and if she does. Cannabis has helped a

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Guest | Mar 3, 2011

Good start but there definitely more than two types of arthritis

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vinniegumba | Jan 25, 2011

Very interesting information. I'd like to know exactly how THC reduced inflammation in joints. There is definitely proof that cannabis is a mind relaxant but Im not certain that it is a muscle relaxant too. It would be interesting to hear more.

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