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Cannabis-Based Drug Sativex Relieves Rheumatoid Arthritis

By November 11, 2005

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In the first ever controlled trial of a cannabis-based medicine for rheumatoid arthritis, Sativex oromucosal spray (a cannabis-based medicine) produced promising results. Statistically significant improvement was observed in study participants taking the cannabis-based medicine when researchers assessed:

  • Pain with movement
  • Pain at rest
  • Quality of sleep
  • Disease activity or progression

Read more about the first study of a cannabis-based medicine to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

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