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Leafly Users’ Favorite Cannabis Products for Relieving Arthritis

August 20, 2018
(Elysse Feigenblatt/Leafly)
Arthritis develops in many different forms, from inflammatory arthritis to metabolic arthritis (commonly known as gout). Each type contributes to ongoing pain and constant bodily stress that can potentially lead to a dependence on pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory pharmaceutical drugs.

Thankfully, cannabis has been shown to alleviate symptoms of arthritis in patients who regularly incorporate it into their routine. It’s even a qualifying condition for medical cannabis in a number of legalized states. When used, the cannabinoids in cannabis bind to CB2 receptors, controlling the pain signals firing from the joint to the brain—ultimately relieving arthritic pain.

Arthritis is not an uncommon affliction, so we took to our Leafly userbase on Instagram and asked you which products have help arthritis symptoms. Here’s what you had to say:

CBC Transdermal Compound by Mary’s Medicinals

Mary's plant-based compound is a customer favorite. It is applied topically and reported to help with pain, inflammation and muscle soreness. Cannabinoids penetrate much deeper because this topical contains similar transdermal carriers as our patches and gel pens. *CBC is only available in Colorado. #marysmedicinals #cannabiniods #marysheals #transdermal #cannabiseducation

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Chock full of cannabinoids including THC, CBD, and CBC, Mary’s Medicinals’ soothing CBC Transdermal Compound is the perfect spot treatment for pesky flare-ups. CBC—or, cannabichromene—binds to certain pain receptors in the body such as TRPV1 and TRPA1, offering much needed relief after a long day of movement.

Available in: Arizona, Colorado, California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont and Washington

Strain: Strawberry Cheesecake

Chronic pain is no match against the very berry delicious Strawberry Cheesecake. Complete with a touch of CBD mixed into its typical 20% THC content, it’s a strain made for pain management and relief. Not only will you drift off to strawberry fields with this creamy delight, you’ll also get a jolt of cerebral, creative energy at the end of every toke.

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Charolette’s Web Disposable Vape Pen by Discreetly Baked

As the cherry blossoms fall to the ground, we are still lifted and ready for summer. What's your favourite moment of spring? . . . . . . #marijuana #weed #cannabis #420 #vape #420babes #shatter #tincture #thc #cbd #legalize #canada #staylifted

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Charlotte’s Web isn’t just famous for epilepsy relief, it’s also a full-stop pain relieving strain. Discreetly Baked crafted the Charlotte’s Web Disposable Vape Pen with a whopping 250mg THC:250mg CBD. Pure and softening, puff on this little number whenever you feel stiffness or soreness in your joints.

Available in: Nationwide       

Mota Green Balm by MOTA

This week, the Mota Team is working hard at getting all of our bath and body and topical products back in stock on our website. First up is our award-winning Mota Green Balm, which works wonders on pain, inflammation, and various skin conditions. #cannabistopicals #greenbalm #painandinflammation #cannabisinfused #cloudsovercanada

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Cannabinoid receptors aren’t just present deep within the body, they have also been found on human skin. MOTA’s Green Balm homes in on this fact, creating an extra-rich balm that soaks into skin layers and delivers 250mg THC:15mg CD in every jar. Use it on arthritic joints, inflamed skin, and sore muscles.

Available in: Canada

Strain: Amnesia Haze

Amnesia Haze will hit you with an energizing buzz that will lift you out of arthritic-induced pain. According to Leafly user octavedoctor, Amnesia Haze seemed to sweep away gout and arthritis symptoms following a smoke session.

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Maintenance & Repair Salve by Ricky Williams

Anyone else have sore muscles from being active this weekend? Made of CBD and nine herbs that are known for their ability to promote fresh blood flow, our Maintenance & Repair Salve is an efficient way to relax and rejuvenate muscles and joints both inside and outside of the gym. . . . #cbd #cannabis #cannabiscommunity #wellness #musclerecovery #muscle #workout #workoutrecovery #relax #relaxmuscles #rejuvenate #gym #yoga #active #activelifestyle #activelife #healthy #naturalhealth #naturalhealing #herbs #herbalism #herbalmedicine

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Chock full of soothing essential oils and 350mg CBD, Ricky Williams’ Maintenance & Repair Salve permeates the skin to relax joints and ease your senses with lavender, menthol, and calendula.

Available in: Nationwide

Soothing Cream by Double Delicious Topicals

You’ll notice this isn’t listed anywhere on the Leafly Instagram post, however, I couldn’t keep this product to myself. I was recommended Soothing Cream by Double Delicious for my mom’s arthritic pain in her toes. I gifted her a jar and she reports stunning results, adding that the 80mg THC cream works almost instantly in relieving her pain.

Available in: Washington

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Hannah Meadows

Hannah Meadows is an associate editor at Leafly, where she contributes to lifestyle content.

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  • Fun Please

    Amnesia haze is a great strain

    • Timothy Choopinit

      cool

  • Jeanie59

    I hope one of these days we can order on line the products that aren’t available in my area. I understand it can’t be mailed out, federal laws and all, but from one legal state to another, come on…