Pre-clinical research on cannabis use for arthritis has established clear mechanisms of action, but a few potential problems. While clinical studies are sparse, several surveys of cannabis patients generally and arthritis patients specifically differentiate therapeutic users from nonusers and characterize how therapeutic users have changed over time.
1. Discuss cannabis mechanisms of action for treating arthritis.
2. Discuss potential problems with using cannabis for arthritis.
3. Characterize arthritis patients who use cannabis therapeutically.