Medical Marijuana For Lupus?

I have read many articles suggesting highly concentrated cannabis oil can be effective and alternative meds for people suffering lupus. Pain and inflammation are two commonly recognized therapeutic properties of cannabis, so its ability to treat lupus effectively is not surprising. Like this review on a blueberry plant from ilovegrowingmarijuana.com/b... with high CBD and pain suppresing effect. Let me also hear your thoughts or personal experience when it come with medical marijuana. Thanks

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  • Hi WalterBeck,

    I am not aware of any current clinical evidence that has demonstrated cannabinoids being safe and effective specifically in the treatment of lupus. I am aware that some trials are looking at its use in inflammatory conditions but these are largely ongoing so we cannot draw conclusions yet.

    It is important to remember that in the UK the possession of cannabis outside of a small number of possible medical prescriptions is illegal. Cannabis can

    cause health problems both physical and mental, including things like anxiety and paranoia.

  • CBD Oil which is totally legal in the UK - NON-INTOXICATING & LEGAL

    CBD does not get you high and is legal to buy in the UK and throughout the European Union. There are in fact studies now run and published A doc I am talking to sent me this regarding studies in Lupus and other Autoimmune diseases - CBD lowers the levels of anti-inflammatory protein interleukin-10 and decreases the levels of pro-inflammatory protein interleukin-2. it has also been shown to suppress the immune system by activating myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs). MDSCs may help dampen the hyperactive immune system found in lupus. acting in the same way as a steroid.

    You will see that many legit companies are now selling this in the UK

    of course get your doctors advise but for those of us that can not take pharmacuticals its a great alternative

  • Unfortunately this is no longer the case. The government has put out a cease and desist order for the sale of this oil due to purporting to act as a medicine. Frustrating but there you are. It will be hard to find over time.

  • Really thats bizarre - I live in Spain many months of the year so its all legal here. Going to give it a go and report back

  • Recently I went to Colorado. Medical marijuana has just been legalized in my state, but there are a lot of hoops you have to go through to get it. So I thought I would just try a high CBD version. I already knew from long ago use that high THC strains made my pain worse, so I wasn't at all sure a high CBD strain would be any better.I bought high CBD marijuana with a small amount of THC. I felt like I really wasn't interested in getting intoxicated at this point in my life, which I did get, but it was mild and didn't last long. But the CBD effects lasted for 24 hours. The CBD effects were a long lasting relief of pain with a normal state of mind. I talked to my Colorado rheumatologist about my experiment. She seemed to have quite a few patients using marijuana. And she said that her patients got better relief from the pain using the strain I was using with some THC than a pure CBD strain.

    So now I would like to pursue it, but many hoops and the system isn't completely set up in NY. Also, since the federal government is expressing an anti-marijuana stance, I don't know if I'll ever go forward with it.

    If it is illegal where you live, going to jail won't make you any healthier.

  • My understanding from researching this and being in contact with a few USA docs is that this product cbdpure.com/what-is-cbdpure... is what they recommend.

    It does not contain psychoactive properties commonly found in recreational hemp - meaning it does not provide a "high" or intoxicated feeling to users. This CBD oil contains naturally occurring cannabidiol, terpenes and other cannabinoids to promote overall well-being.

    A doc I am talking to sent me this regarding studies in Lupus and other Autoimmune diseases - CBD lowers the levels of anti-inflammatory protein interleukin-10 and decreases the levels of pro-inflammatory protein interleukin-2. it has also been shown to suppress the immune system by activating myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs). MDSCs may help dampen the hyperactive immune system found in lupus. acting in the same way as a steroid.

    I was told to take the 10mg dose 2-3 times a day, under the tongue

    For me as I cant take the pharmacuticals I am giving this a go and will report back

  • Let us know how it goes.

    I tried a patch, but it made me sleepy and I was trying to be awake for Christmas activities, so I took it off. Not any kind of fair trial

  • I've read a lot about it being helpful for pain, anxiety and inflammation. It's not legal in Texas yet... And, I'm not over-interested to try to figure it all out. But if/when it's legal and the situation arises, I would test it. I've tested everything else to improve the Lupus symptoms, right??

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