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Cannabis and Arthritis

Jeremy Kossen, writing for Leafly.com wrote this insightful article on Marijuana as it relates to Arthritis. After years of abusing my body in the world of extreme sports, I am starting to feel the long-term effects of the cumulative damage I have done to my body (i.e calcification and arthritis in certain joints has been the result of said abuse). Obviously, the idea of using Marijuana instead of Opioids for curtailing the symptoms associated with pain and inflammation has been one of the driving forces here at Therapy. Research seems to support the notion that Marijuana, unlike Opioids actually may stop the auto-immune response while activating the anti-inflammatory response. I read this to mean that, rather then simply masking the pain, Marijuana is actually addressing th source of it. As it relates to arthritis, I’ll let Jeremy tell the story…

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