Arthritis is a terrible condition that affects many people across the USA. A common symptom of Arthritis is generalized pain and pain specific to the joints. It is so common in the elderly that it is though that half of the population will have some form of the condition by the age of 84.In numerical terms, it is predicted that around 67 million adults who live in the US will have arthritis by the year 2030.
There has been a lot of research which has pointed to the fact that cannabis can be used to reduce, and even eliminate generalized pain. In a 2011 study that was completed by the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, they identified and produced the finding that cannabis can be used as viable option for treatment for generalized and neuropathic pain.
Another study that was published in 2013 found that cannabis is effective at treating joint pain, which is found in Arthritis. To compound this research, they identified that if a patient used marijuana for a period of 1 year for treating chronic pain, they had experienced reduced levels of discomfort, with no side effects.
So, what strains can help with Arthritis?
Pennywise is one of the most popular strains for treating Arthritis, based on anecdotal evidence. This is a cross between Jack the Ripper and Harlequin and is perfect for reducing pain. The strain has little psychoactive effects on the patient, which is a plus. Users have also reported that it is a good strain for treating other conditions such as PTSD and epilepsy.
Harlequin is another strain to consider. Being a sativa, it is a strain to consider if you wish to keep a clear head. Regular users of the strain have reported that not only does it reduce pain, it is also effective at decreasing the level of anxiety that they experience, without being too sedating.
Cannatonic is a great strain if you are looking for a strain that is low in THC. Users have said that it produces a small high, which is quite short lived and induces feelings of relaxation, as well as increasing mood.
White Berry is another popular hybrid strain that is used in the treatment of Arthritis. If you decide to have quite a high dose, it will produce quite a unique body relaxation sensation, which users have appreciated.
If you are looking for a strain that reduces pain, but has no psychoactive effect, then you should consider ACDC. You can use ACDC not only for reducing pain, but for other conditions such as anxiety, and even MS.
It is important to locate your local dispensary (use the dispensaries near me tool) and your local dispensary will be able to help you choose a strain that is most suitable for your needs.