12 doctors weighed in:
Is marijuana bad for rheumatoid arthritis?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Probably not
Those who like to use marijuana for medical purposes say marijuana has pain-relieving and inflammation-reducing properties.
They say mj is useful for treating rheumatoid arthritis. However, it is unknown whether or not mj is less effective or has worse side effects than the currently available legal prescription and over-the-counter medicines; which have known purities, ingredients, and effects.

In brief: Probably not
Those who like to use marijuana for medical purposes say marijuana has pain-relieving and inflammation-reducing properties.
They say mj is useful for treating rheumatoid arthritis. However, it is unknown whether or not mj is less effective or has worse side effects than the currently available legal prescription and over-the-counter medicines; which have known purities, ingredients, and effects.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
The active ingredient, thc, may lessen the pain of RA plus relieve anxiety.
The only problem with marijuana is that smoking mj is an irritant and smoking of any kind should be avoided. Eating mj brownies would get around that problem.

In brief: No
The active ingredient, thc, may lessen the pain of RA plus relieve anxiety.
The only problem with marijuana is that smoking mj is an irritant and smoking of any kind should be avoided. Eating mj brownies would get around that problem.
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, if smoked!
Smoking is the vehicle for intake of 5-thc in pot.
The carbon monoxide is toxic to the blood vessels, and the secondary situsitis and bronchitis don't help. Certainly help with pain and anxiety do occur. Eat brownies!

In brief: Yes, if smoked!
Smoking is the vehicle for intake of 5-thc in pot.
The carbon monoxide is toxic to the blood vessels, and the secondary situsitis and bronchitis don't help. Certainly help with pain and anxiety do occur. Eat brownies!
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Dr. Gary Greenly
Family Medicine
In brief: Med pot
Cannibus is now legal for medicinal use in 15 states, including my state of hawaii.
Each state has its own individual diagnostic criteria for a patients inclusion in the program. Hawaii's criteria are aids, cancer, chronic pain, glaucoma, epilepsy, and crohns disease. The human brain has cannabinoid receptors, just like opoid receptors, which is why THC has medicial value.

In brief: Med pot
Cannibus is now legal for medicinal use in 15 states, including my state of hawaii.
Each state has its own individual diagnostic criteria for a patients inclusion in the program. Hawaii's criteria are aids, cancer, chronic pain, glaucoma, epilepsy, and crohns disease. The human brain has cannabinoid receptors, just like opoid receptors, which is why THC has medicial value.
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