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Medical Marijuana and Osteoarthritis

Another edition of Medical Monday, and today we’re looking at how cannabis can help ease osteoarthritis.

What is osteoarthritis?
This is a degenerative joint disease, that wears down the protective cartilage on the ends of bones. Any joint can succumb to osteoarthritis, but is the most common in knees, hands, hips and the spine.

How can medical marijuana help?
Studies and research have shown that marijuana’s anti-inflammatory properties can help relieve inflammation and pain associated with osteoarthritis. And some research has even shown cannabis to effectively block the progression of arthritis.

 

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