Marijuana Not Helpful For SLE, But Perilous

November 19, 2014
Lois Wingerson

Early comparisons of patients with rheumatic disease who use marijuana with those who don't show that the practice is not associated with better pain relief. But it is associated with some "sobering" consequences.

Ste-Marie PA, Shir Y, Rampakakis E, et al. Prevalence of Medicinal Marijuana Use Among 1000 Rheumatology Patients Attending a Community-Based Rheumatology Clinic: A ProspectiveCross-Sectional Study. Arthritis & Rheumatism.  ACR 2014, Abstract #265