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Cannabidiol in the Management of Comorbid Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, and Raynaud’s Disease

By Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, Halcyon Therapeutics LLC, Phoenix, Arizona and Jahan Marcu, PhD, Editor in Chief  Introduction  Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and Raynaud’s disease, are chronic inflammatory autoimmune diseases characterized by pain, inflammation, and fatigue.1-3 Treatment presents a clinical challenge for several reasons, including the progressively degenerative nature of autoimmune diseases,…

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Cannabis for Pain Management Is Employed By A Quarter of Patients With MS
Cannabis for pain management is employed by approximately 27% of people with multiple sclerosis (PWMS), according to an observational study, published in Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders. At least half of PWMS report pain that is often disabling. In recent years, alternative pharmacological and nonpharmacological strategies, including cannabis, for pain management have become available. To evaluate cannabis use…