I have issues with psoriasis and arthritis.
The psoriasis is a skin condition that shows up on my elbows and knees.
The rapid regeneration of skin cells causes redness, itching and soreness. It’s unattractive and somewhat embarrassing. There is no known cause or cure for psoriasis. The medicens to treat it are extremely expensive and only provide temporary relief. After using a medicine for any length of time, the psoriasis builds up a tolerance. The arthritis effects my fingers. They swell up and become stiff and painful. I struggle to perfom everyday tasks such as braiding my hair, typing on a keyboard or opening jars. The medicines can cause some worrisome long-term side-effects. Cannabis has made a huge improvement in my quality of life. Instead of making a doctor’s appointment, spending hours sitting in a waiting room, paying a fortune filling a perscription and worrying about the damage I might be causing my liver, I can just walk into the dispensary in Ann Arbor and buy a topical. The dispensary offers a wide selection of cannabis-infused topicals, including roll-ons, sprays, balms, ointments, lotions and transdermal patches. They apply directly to the skin to provide localized relief. The cannabinoids absorb into the skin, link with receptors that make up the body’s endocannabinoids system and can work to treat pain, inflammation, itching, wounds, sunburn and more. These topicals include a full spectrum of cannabinoids, such as THC, CBD and CBN, and a wide range of terpenes. They are infused with all types of essenital oils that add to the curative properties. Topicals don’t cause any psychoactive effects. They have proven extremely beneficial in treating both my arthritis and psoriasis.