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A Guide to Using Medical Marijuana for Arthritis


When it comes to treating arthritis, medical marijuana likely isn’t the first solution to come to mind. Regardless, it has a great potential for treating arthritis related pains and aches. More Ohioans than ever are exploring medical marijuana as an option for treating their arthritis. If there’s a small part of you curious about using medical marijuana, but you can’t get over an overwhelming amount of apprehension, that’s perfectly fine. The reality is that you aren’t alone. There are a number of facts to be considered before making a decision about using medical mairjuana for arthritis.


Why Medical Marijauna Is an Effective Treatment Option for Arthritis

For a lot of people, especially people of a certain age, the idea that marijuana has medicinal value at all can take some convincing. Fortunately, a variety of studies have been conducted to prove the efficacy of cannabis for treating numerous ailments. Even with the decades of federal prohibition, a variety of studies have been conducted that lend credence to the idea that medical marijuana makes dealing with arthritis easier. Recent research states that CBD has the ability to reduce the creation of molecules that lead to the destruction of cartilage. Cannabis also helps people living with arthritis overcome pain due to its anti-inflammatory properties.


Since there are cannabinoids present within the nerves of the joints, CBD has the potential to work against the CB1 receptor which in turn benefits patients. There are a wide variety of CBD-based products at medical marijuana dispensaries in Ohio; CBD-dominant products currently on the shelves at Ohio dispensaries include the Berry RNTZ oil cartridges at The Botanist. If you thought your only option for consuming marijuana for arthritis was smoking, think again. There are a variety of consumption methods available for Ohio medical marijuana patients.


Options for Smokeless Medical Marijuana Consumption

One of the most common misconceptions regarding medical marijuana for arthritis is that it needs to be inhaled to get its therapeutic benefits. This couldn’t be further from the truth, as there are a variety of choices available to people who prefer not to inhale their medical marijuana. Those options include:


Topicals

Medical marijuana topicals are fairly self-explanatory. Topicals are lotions and creams to be applied to the areas where people with arthritis are having trouble with. People who treat their arthritis related pain with medical marijuana topicals may also benefit from the fact that it doesn’t cause psychoactive side-effects. There are a wide variety of topicals available to medical marijuana patients with arthritis too. Rise dispensaries throughout the state are stocked with Doctor Solomon's Transdermal CBD Lotion.


Tinctures

There are also a wide variety of tinctures available for people living with arthritis. Tinctures are cannabis oils that should be consumed orally or sublingually underneath the tongue. Similar to with cartridges or edibles, there’s a vast array of types and strains. This is a great option for discreet, on-the go use since taking them is relatively inconspicuous compared to vaping. Curaleaf hybrid 4:1 CBD:THC tinctures are available at Teresanna dispensaries throughout the state.


Edibles

Edibles are likely the method of medical marijuana consumption that provides patients with the most options. There are many types of edibles for medical marijuana patients to choose from, ranging from gummies to brownies. They vary in dosage level, so the best practice for consuming medical marijuana edibles is to go low and slow. Among all of the options for edibles at Bloom dispensaries throughout the state, one of the most appetizing includes the Verano/MGB 2:1 Milk Chocolate bars.


Start Treating Arthritis With Cannabis by Obtaining Your Medical Marijuana Card Today

Obtaining a medical marijuana card is likely easier and more beneficial than you may think. The impact medical marijuana can have on a person’s quality of life is immense. Having questions about it is normal, so get them answered by calling a patient support representative at (866) 457-5599. Afterwards, schedule an appointment with a medical marijuana physician capable of getting you approved for a medical marijuana card. After being approved, you’ll be wondering why you didn’t get one sooner!


 


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Here at Ohio Marijuana Card, our goal is to help everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce the stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.


If you have any questions, call us at (866) 457-5559, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!

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