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New Study Finds Cannabinoids May Treat Osteoarthritis

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arthritis cannabis marijuanaCourtesy of The Joint Blog

A study published in this month’s issue of the European Journal of Neurosciencehas found that cannabinoids may be an effective treatment for osteoarthritis.

According to the study; “Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease associated with articular cartilage degradation. The major clinical outcome of osteoarthritis is a complex pain state that includes both nociceptive and neuropathic mechanisms.”

It continues; “Currently, the therapeutic approaches for osteoarthritis are limited as no drugs are available to control the disease progression and the analgesic treatment has restricted efficacy. Increasing evidence from preclinical studies supports the interest of the endocannabinoid system as an emerging therapeutic target for osteoarthritis pain. Indeed, pharmacological studies have shown the anti-nociceptive effects of cannabinoids in different rodent models of osteoarthritis, and compelling evidence suggests an active participation of the endocannabinoid system in the pathophysiology of this disease.”

“The ubiquitous distribution of cannabinoid receptors, together with the physiological role of the endocannabinoid system in the regulation of pain, inflammation and even joint function further support the therapeutic interest of cannabinoids for osteoarthritis.”

Researchers for the study conclude that; “This review summarizes the promising results that have been recently obtained in support of the therapeutic value of cannabinoids for osteoarthritis management.”

The study can be found by clicking here.

Source: TheJointBlog.Com

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  • Valient

    Just saw a commercial for an RA pill. It was 15 seconds positive commercial, 50 seconds terrible warnings about how dangerous and harmful it could be. All set to happy scenes of people enjoying themselves because of the pill, of course, while explaining those dangers. Dangers of cannabis? Very little, generally safe, effects not permanent, 0 deaths. Insomnia, increased irritation, increased appetite, nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, decreased appetite are possible side effects/withdrawal symptoms. One of those arthritis commercials I believe warned of death.

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    Young people enjoy a healthy body but an immature mind. Old age is more painful, but at least we’re smarter. Well, most of us are smarter. Um… I mean, some of us are smarter. Oh, heck, old age sucks. :)

  • Sarijuana

    It’s great that all these current studies are all pointing to what so many already know, but I hope legalization won’t be undermined by the drug companies. There are a lot of people who would rather just wait for a pill of cannabinoids than to fight for legalization. We have to stay one step ahead and make sure it gets legal before that happens.

  • elcuervo

    Part of my pain management program for osteoarthritis already. Sadly I don’t think anything really makes it stop for long enough – just part of the price you pay for living too long. :/

  • Good news.