MMJ for Sjorgen's Syndrome

Photo Credit: Medical Marijuana Inc.

Photo Credit: Medical Marijuana Inc.

Sjorgen's syndrome is an autoimmune disorder that causes mucous membranes and moisture-secreting glands to decrease production, thereby resulting in dry eyes and mouth. Other symptoms include joint pain and swelling, swollen salivary glands, skin rashes or dry skin, vaginal dryness, persistent dry cough, and prolonged fatigue. Cannabis reduces pain and plays a role in regulating the immune system, giving it the potential to provide therapeutic relief for those who suffer from Sjorgen's syndrome. 

Both THC and CBD interact with receptors in the endocannabinoid system to regulate the release of neurotransmitters and central nervous system immune cells which allows them to manage pain levels. As an autoimmune disease, Sjorgen's syndrome causes the body to attack its own healthy cells, but studies show that cannabis contributes to the regulation of the immune system and suppresses its response which prevents it from attacking so many healthy cells.

This information has been adapted from Medical Marijuana Inc. and approved by our Chief Medical Officer.