Anecdotal evidence of medical marijuana successfully treating symptoms of arthritis has been reported from across the world. This clinical trial is now hoping to put some concrete evidence behind these claims and make some progress in our knowledge on how to best treat this debilitating disease.
Case studies such as that of American Katie Marsh have served as powerful testimonials to cannabis’ potential to offer relief to those suffering from various forms of the disease.
Speaking to Fox News, Katie explained that when her cannabis-infused juice was far more effective than her pharmaceutical medications:
“I white-knuckled it through the pain and only took painkillers when I absolutely needed them.
“It got so bad that I had trouble getting out of bed, getting off and on the toilet and even dressing.”
The difference that the medical herb made was amazing: “I saw results very quickly. Within a matter of a couple of days, I was able to stop the prednisone and ibuprofen.”
Arthritis is an uncomfortable and often unavoidable disease that often results in severe symptoms including:
- Persistent joint pain
- Locked joints
- Morning stiffness
- Injuries that don’t heal properly
- Carpal tunnel syndrome and peripheral neuropathies (tingling or numbness in extremities)
- & Plantar fasciitis (inflammation of the forefoot)
10 million people suffer from arthritis in the U.K. 10 million people could benefit from further research and easier access to cannabinoids. 10 million people are being unjustly prevented from having a choice in their medication.
Do you think that those suffering from arthritis should have the right to choose access to cannabinoids?
Do you use medical marijuana to treat symptoms of arthritis? Let us know in the comments!