Today we’re taking a closer look at the use of cannabiniods to treat two chronic, autoimmune conditions: Lupus and Crohn’s Disease.
Lupus is chronic condition, inflammatory-based, in which the body’s immune system becomes too active and begins to attack normal, healthy tissue and organs. The effects of lupus can be widespread, impacting the skin, kidneys, blood, heart, and lungs. It mainly impacts women of between the ages of 15 and 45.
There is no cure for lupus and the number of cases continue to rise in most of the developed world, particularly in the United States. Treatment options vary but many patients are turning to cannabis to ease their symptoms, and the results seem promising.
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As research into the medicinal value of cannabis deepens, big pharma has taken note as its aware that all this cannabis legalization talk would dent their bottom line severely. A new report carried out by investigation firm New Frontier Data came up with some interesting findings.
Over the last few years, people have been using cannabis to treat a myriad of diseases, including Crohn’s Disease; but what does science have to say about this? It seems like the evidence – anecdotal at least – is promising, but unfortunately the research isn’t so cut and dry. Let’s take a look at what scientists have discovered so far.
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