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No medicinal cannabis for rheumatology patients

Tue, 2014-03-04 09:55

Patients with rheumatic conditions are in need of symptom relief and some are turning to herbal cannabis as a treatment option. However, the effectiveness and safety of medical marijuana to treat symptoms of rheumatic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or fibromyalgia is not supported by medical evidence. In an article published in Arthritis Care & Research – a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) – McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) researchers explore the risks associated with using herbal cannabis for medicinal purposes and advise healthcare providers to discourage rheumatology patients from using this drug as therapy.

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