Medical Cannabis: What people with arthritis need to know



Pain researcher Dr. Jason McDougall discusses questions around medical cannabis and what it means for people living with arthritis. Read the press release: …

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  1. I love that he sounds so knowledgeable until you actually get to the safety part of it and then hes just not so sure. We need more study. We've had way to much time to study people need this medication now and you want to study for another 20 years and they really the only thing you want to do is to come up with a synthetic version of this that you can make money …then it will be all good
    Hands in our pockets

  2. These are things the public has known for years. Groundbreaking work, folks! Want an actual new and useful tip, pain sufferers? Look into strains that contain CBG and THCV. This will be all they're talking about in a couple of years. "Bruce Banner" is a good, commonly available strain.

  3. I stopped smoking weed for 6 months during my acl recovery. Here I am going to be 1 year post op and started smoking weed again just to flush out all the inflammation, swelling and lubricate the knee joints. I'm so close to return to my sport and feel like my normal self. Stopped taking ibuprofen as I was told by my doctor it slows down the healing process!

  4. You can buy full spectrum strain base like indica, sativa, hybrid in a nice sublingual spray here in Colorado and each spray in a precise 10mg also the Aero inhaler with strain spec oil and also 10mg like 200 inhalers no smoke no chemicals safe the spray is Berra Health & inhaler by Aero I like the GG4. It's likely he's speaking of byers Sativex & as many of you don't know but Bayer is now biggest pharmaceutical company in world that now merged with Monsanto the big Agra nightmare stay away from synthetic cannabinoids and never support hemp it's not medicine and cannot be sold as such here or California. I hope Trump doesn't attack the states yet once again another promise broken, he is the nightmare that comes with each republican party. Not a hater here, not a supporter of democrat or hilary by any means, just we need change for real this is a bs cat n dog chase everyday. I think if it came from animals like the ass of evil this corona virus is just crazy, now he went final strings with me by blaming and e funding the WHO, in the middle of getting a worldwide vaccine, crazy asshole to the whole world..

  5. For whom this may concern, here is a link to a government study on how cannabis affects certain parts of the immune system. Understand this research is 19 years old and there will people who will take this as leverage to "Legalize" and misrepresent cannabis , but i only want to provide factual information the can be scientifically proven with actual measurements, such as cytokine protein counts in the blood, and other factors that are associated (such as interleukins and chemokines). Now with understanding how your cells respond with your disease, syndrome, or disorder, And how cannabis affects these cells you can more comfortably talk about this with your doctor. Self education is the most power persuader as long as there is a valid reason. By absolutely no means am i a medical professional, scientist, or consultant. I'm just some guy with half a brain who doesn't want the under-educated community to misrepresent how medical cannabis is addressed. Anyways thanks for the time and heres a start. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10998193

    By the way think of cannabis as opium, yes it is a plant, yes they are both federally recognized as a controlled substance. Yet they both have amazing medicinal benefits when monitored and administered properly. By no means am i comparing what they do to the human body , just what they are.

    please before you ask me a question,
    A) You are on the internet, ask google
    B) this is a start and/or another piece of research
    C) like i said previously, by NO MEANS AM I A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
    D) no i do not use any cannabis products, im only educating myself on the possibilities on how to manage Stills Disease.

    I would like to say thank you ahead of time and have a blessed day. i hope this helps anyone who is trying to figure out how does actually work.

  6. My knee bent backwards while running and i needed surgery. I was on dilaudid for 3 years and i became a needle junkie and started using my perscriptions in needle form. Im on methadone now and am using it also for pain reiief but am coming down off the methadone and then i will have no form of pain relief anymore. I want to ask my methadone dr about getting on the weed program so i dont suffer from chronic nagging knee pain which was supposed to be fixed by surgery but only fixed the movement problem and not the knee pain. I think i need weed to help me.

  7. Please don't thing that this is a magic elixir that will cure everything. It is a great medicine that helps alot of people. Don't be afraid of it. Cannabis is a ancient medicine that only became a evil substance 70 years ago

  8. This guy is a fookin dick. I have severe RA. And medical marijuana is a great alternative to big pharmaceutical that was killing me. I’ve been on I. V. Meds. My RA was so bad. Now I’m not pain free. But I can tolerate the day. Pass all access to this wonderful God given plant. Please

  9. I have had chronic osteoarthritis for many years which is only getting worse as I get older (67). I used the doctor prescribed codeine for over a decade but did not like the side effects. I was able to get off the opioids by using cannabis. It took some experimentation to get the dosage right, but well worth it. I mostly use edibles and tinctures which I make myself which is a lot cheaper than buying them at a cannabis store. While CBD is pushed a lot online, I find that THC works well for me. I am very functional during the day and later in the evening I can chill out watching tv, and take some more cannabis for a restful sleep when I go to bed. I wake up refreshed and no hangover effect. If I have a lot of pain I have found that if I take more and the effects are as powerful as morphine without the side effects.

  10. I`ve got disintegrating disc`s in my back, & and allot of neck pain. I have also arthritis. Imake use of this arthritis treatment solution “Rοngοdο Ruzο” (Google it) in my neck, back and sides of my body, and the pain disappears. I could function for the day. It will also help if you eat foods that don`t cause irritation. .

  11. This prick getting paid by pharmaceutical company.
    What more proof you want then a testimonial from people suffering from pain for years.whos been on conventional drugs.then suddenly with CBD oil changed their life

  12. When you work as a healthcare professional, many elderly are prescribed percocets, tylenol #3, hydromorphone, ativan, quietapine, risperidone to manage pain and aggressive behaviors with deadly and serious side effects. The crazy thing is that when you mention cannabis people look at you strangely and say there are a lot of side effects. The ignorance of the public regarding Cannabis is astounding. I guess its more profitable for the Pharmaceutical companies to diagnose people with various conditions and give people them different pills than it is to use a natural plant that has not killed anybody nor is dangerous to taper or discontinue like hydromorphone, ativan, etc.

  13. You lost my respect mentioning synthetic cannabis. You lost more respect by either not knowing or just not mentioning cannabis topical creams or balms which are amazing for arthritis sufferers.

  14. Synthetic cannabinoids are marketed as "Research Chemicals", and are available over the internet from shady companies in China. They are extremely dangerous, not safe for human consumption.
    I believe the good Doctor was probably referring to Marinol, an FDA-approved medication with the active ingredient, dronabinol, a synthetic form of THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) used to treat chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting treatment), as well as anorexia related to weight loss in patients with AIDS. Cannabis grows freely, but the pharmaceutical industry needed something that could be patented and monetized, so they got their friends in the FDA to create Marinol. The problem is that cannabis contains many different cannabinoids and other substances called terpenes, which collectively are more therapeutic and safer than any single one of them. This is known as the entourage effect which gives Cannabis a wide range of medical applications. It has even been used to successfully treat some forms of cancer. Marinol contains a synthetic version of only one cannabinoid THC, which has very limited medical use. The cannabis plant has been used for thousands of years, with no record of any fatalities. But Dr McDougall is correct, it is true there is very little peer reveiwed research published on the medical benefits of Cannabis. The reason for this lack of data is that the FDA will only sanction research on the harmful effects of Cannabis. The results of these efforts are then widely reported in the media. This is why only negative information about Cannabis is available in the main stream media.

  15. Synthetic cannabinoids are marketed as "Research Chemicals", and are available over the internet from shady companies in China. They are extremely dangerous, not safe for human consumption.

    I believe the good Doctor was probably referring to Marinol, an FDA-approved medication with the active ingredient, dronabinol, a synthetic form of THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) used to treat chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting treatment), as well as anorexia related to weight loss in patients with AIDS. Cannabis grows freely, but the pharmaceutical industry needed something that could be patented and monetized, so they got their friends in the FDA to create Marinol. The problem is that cannabis contains many different cannabinoids and other substances called terpenes, which collectively are more therapeutic and safer than any single one of them. This is known as the entourage effect which gives Cannabis a wide range of medical applications, even for cancer treatment. Marinol contains a synthetic version of only one cannabinoid THC, which has very limited medical use. The cannabis plant has been used for thousands of years, with no record of any fatalities. But Dr McDougall is correct, it is true there is very little peer reveiwed research published on the medical benefits of Cannabis. The reason for this lack of data is that the FDA will only sanction research on the harmful effects of Cannabis. The results of these efforts are then widely reported in the media. This is why the only negative information about Cannabis is available in the main stream media.

  16. Incorrect. Hemp is NOT marijuana, but of the same family of plants. Hemp is legal, marijuana is still not legal in.some states. Hemp is high in CBD and low in THC. Marijuana is high in THC and low in CBD. This man is confused.

  17. I have had joint pain since 2005 when a drug interaction caused pain in my major joints. I have tried just about anything that might work to ease the pain and inflammation and am reaching the end of my ability to tolerate the pain that is the price of mobility. Both knees should have been replaced 5+ years ago but my weight and other issues resulted in the Canadian health system refusing to do this. Conventional treatment with injectable steroids gives me pain relief for 4 weeks out of the 3 months that I have to go between shots in my knees. I have been taking CBD oil for the 'minor' pain in my elbows, hands and shoulders and it has been effective so far. A recent experiment with increasing my dosage has resulted in a noticeable reduction in the pain in my 'good' knee. I had been hopeful as the increased CBD oil had been as effective as the synthetic opioids that were being pushed on me by the medical system. CBD oil was easy to get until October 2018 when Cannabis became legal in Canada. Now that Cannabis is legal, I need to have a prescription for CBD oil. I am on my third Cannabis referral company, trying to get a prescription and am running out of both CBD oil and patience. I have found that if you are in good health and having minor pain, a prescription is available quickly and easily. But if you are seriously ill, a lot of the referral Doctors don't want to go near you.

  18. I've been researching it for forty years while they've been sitting on their ASSets. IT HELPS! Safety? Safety than Tylenol, can't O.D. on it. The worst that can happen is you munch out and fall asleep. You can quickly build your tolerance, and just as quickly lower your doses. It even makes you feel better when you have the flu. It's the best all around medicine I've ever had.

  19. I take nabilone/cesamet for complex ptsd. I wish I didn't need anything yet the nightmares and insomnia caused by military and other traumatic experiences have often driven me to the edge of…insanity? It has helped but has not eliminated the main issues. They have been reduced in occurrence and are somewhat less intense, yet it's as if other horrors have been given room to come to the surface.
    Reality to me is my subconscious is having hallucinations when I'm conscious(?)

  20. I am 54 years old. I had arthritis from age 13. The doctors said it was brought on by a bout of flu and my immune system started attacking my hip joint. I had pain and aches on and off for 40 years. Ibuprofen was part of my diet. About 4 years ago I stopped eating meat and dairy products and all my pain went away. Now no drugs. Just started a CBD trial to see if I can regain flexibility.

  21. What more research do you need? How many tons of it gets consumed in the U.K. alone per year and NO deaths recorded! Look at Amsterdam, remind me again when the last weed deranged psychopath went on a killing spree in Amsterdam? The amount needed to overdose is basically more than you could possibly consume!

    It’s not more research that’s needed, it’s just cannabis’s uncanny ability to wake people up to think for themselves that seems to want to be suppressed!

  22. Why would you push or even mention a synthetic cannabinoid that has killed people in trials when the plant has never killed anyone this is a joke.

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