Treating psoriasis with cannabis ointment

I have suffered with psoriasis for over thirty years.

There is no way to determine what causes the skin affliction and no way to cure it.

I’ve tried a few different pharmaceuticals, but they were extremely expensive and provided very little benefit. I’ve experimented with a wide range of over-the-counter options and home remedies with varying levels of success. I found that even when a remedy worked well, the psoriasis soon built up a tolerance to it. I have psoriasis on my elbows and knees. It causes the skin to regenerate too quickly and build up in whitish scales. The area tends to be itchy, red and sore. It’s unattractive and somewhat embarrassing. I had given up hope of improvement by the time I tried cannabis. When recreational cannabis was legalized in Colorado, I figured it was worth a try. I did quite a bit of research before shopping at the dispensary in Denver. I learned that cannabis-infused topicals have shown promise in the treatment of a wide variety of skin conditions, including abrasions, inflammation, arthritis, acne, sunburn, insect bites, MRA and psoriasis. There is a wonderful selection of topicals available at the dispensary. I can choose from ointments, balms, roll-ons, sprays, transdermal patches, oils and bath bombs. I’ve done quite a bit of experimenting with different cannabinoids and terpenes to find what works best for me. I apply a CBD ointment that is an indica-dominant hybrid that contains low levels of THC. Because topicals don’t cause any euphoric effects, there are no limits on dosing. I can apply the ointment multiple times per day, directly to the affected area for localized relief.

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