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Can cannabis be used to treat osteoarthritis?

Medicinal cannabis has long been recognised as an effective tool for combating the chronic pain associated with osteoarthritis. However, more research is coming to light that suggests the plant could also be used as more than a symptomatic treatment, and actually address the root cause of this debilitating disease. What is osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease caused by the deterioration of cartilage between joints. Symptoms include painful swelling …