Medical Marijuana a No-No for People with Rheumatic Conditions

- March 3rd, 2014

CBC News, a new study suggests that medical marijuana is not a safe choice for patients with rheumatic conditions like rheumatoid and arthritis.

CBC News, a new study suggests that medical marijuana is not a safe choice for patients with rheumatic conditions like rheumatoid and arthritis.

According to the study published in Arthritis Care & Research:

The effectiveness and safety of medical marijuana to treat symptoms of rheumatic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or fibromyalgia is not supported by medical evidence.

Dr. Mary-Ann Fitzcharles, one of the study co-authors:

Our study aims to provide health care professionals with that medical evidence related to medical marijuana use in patients with rheumatic conditions.

“At this time, we cannot recommend herbal cannabis for arthritis pain management given the lack of efficacy data, potential harm from the drug, and availability of other therapies for managing pain… Physicians should discourage rheumatology patients from using medical marijuana as a therapy.

Click here to view the full report. 

Get the latest Cannabis Investing stock information

Leave a Reply