What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that can affect more than just your joints. In some people, the condition also can damage a wide variety of body systems, including the skin, eyes, lungs, heart and blood vessels. An autoimmune disorder, rheumatoid arthritis occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks your own body's tissues Researches.
Can Medical Marijuana help treat Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Medical marijuana (cannabis) scientific advocates say there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. “Chronic pain is a symptom of rheumatoid arthritis, and when it comes to chronic pain, we have 9,000 patient years of data showing that THC [the active ingredient in cannabis] effectively treats it,” says Jahan Marcu, PhD, chief scientific officer for Americans for Safe Access, an organization that works to ensure safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research. “Cannabinoids stop the transmission of pain and decrease inflammation, and that’s very important for people with joint issues.”