It’s not the first time that we hear about Cannabis and CBD benefits on arthritis but recently another research was made about it. CreakyJoints, an american no profit company that helps people living with arthritis, made a survey to see if cannabis is really effective on patients affected by this condition. In fact, more and more people are choosing cannabis to treat this disease instead of the traditional medications.
1,059 patients with the arthritis disease filled out a questionnaire with 77 questions regarding the use of CBD for arthritis.
The 57% of the participants said they’ve tried medical cannabis or CBD for the pain. Most of them suffer of rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis. A small percentage suffer of psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia, and ankylosing spondylitis.
They also declared that they use medical cannabis for other related issues like insomnia, nausea, depression and fatigue. The result of the study was amazing because 97% of the people who take part in this survey said that Cannabis eased their pain.
The 93% of them also stated that CBD is their favorite compound because they find it more effective than others.
Another aspect came out from the research: the difficulty to speak of cannabis with their own doctors.
Lots of patient made the decision to try CBD to treat their symptoms despite their physicians’ prescriptions.
W. Nowell, Director of the Research department at CreakyJoints said that they know that there are many people with arthritis who benefit from marijuana and CBD products. However they prefer to be careful before adding them to an official medical routine. More researches should be done about cannabis. He also said: “It’s vital that marijuana and CBD products are tested for their safety, dosing, and effectiveness in randomized controlled trials, which are the gold standard for understanding the risks and benefits of treating disease.”
We agree with him: we need more researches about cannabis effects on health.