Marijuana for arthritis: Latest research, patients’ experiences and best strains

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Arthritis patients’ experiences with cannabis When it comes to experiences of real patients, there are more than a few interesting stories online. This strain has bone-protecting properties and, combined with pain-relieving features, is one of the best strains for arthritis patients. Here are just a few of the more interesting ones shared by arthritis patients, but feel free to investigate this yourself. Arthritis is a common condition among the aging population (over the age of 65), but it also affects younger people—as much as 56% of arthritis patients in Canada are under 65. The second most prevalent cannabinoid in marijuana called cannabidiol (or just CBD), has shown to be effective in treating arthritis symptoms as well.

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Although arthritis is thought to be a disease of 65-year-olds and older, you’ll be surprised to learn that it can affect people of any age, and sometimes even children. There are many medications and ointments that can help with the pain, but they don’t work for everyone, which is why an increasing number of patients want to try medical marijuana.

I wanted to find out more about the weed-arthritis connection, so I figured that the best way to start is to learn all I possibly can about arthritis before hitting Google Scholar and the like. Once I dug through the studies, I visited Reddit for user feedback and, finally, I read strain review websites...

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