MMJ for Inflammation

Photo Credit: Medical Marijuana Inc. 

Photo Credit: Medical Marijuana Inc. 

Inflammation is the body's natural response to injury, bacteria, and viruses, but sometimes abnormal behavior in the immune system can produce inflammation unnecessarily which can leas to tissue, joint, and organ damage. In the various diseases deemed autoimmune disease, the body reacts as if its tissues are infected or abnormal when they are not, and this damages the tissues. Some of these autoimmune diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, Crohn's and inflammatory bowel diseases, atherosclerosis, and some cancers.

THC and CBD make medical marijuana an effective agent at reducing inflammation and the pain associated with inflammatory-related diseases. Studies show THC prevents the development of atherosclerosis and reduces inflammation related to the flue. CBD has been shown to reduce joint inflammation and edema. Cannabis lowers digestive tract inflammation for Crohn's patients, and in some cases it has helped patients reach complete remission. Additionally, cannabinoids may help certain types of cancers that are related to chronic inflammation Cannabinoids activate CB1 and CB2 receptors to mediate inflammatory pain. CBD, specifically, is effective in reducing neuropathic pain that stems from the inflammation causing sciatic nerve construction.

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