Medical Cannabis & Arthritis 101 with Registered Dietitian Cristina Montoya

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Episode at a glance:

  • How Cristina’s postpartum flare up and difficulty with pain control led her to delve into medical cannabis; helped especially with fibromyalgia.
  • Cannabis, CBD & THC 101:
    • How the endocannibinoid system (within our body) helps with homeostasis, memory, pain, mood, inflammation and even skin.
    • The difference between cannabis, help, THC, CBD, endocannabinoids and phytocannabinoids
  • What people with arthritis might want to know about how cannabis affects pain, inflammation, sleep, anxiety, appetite and mood (including a discussion of what risks there are versus benefits)
  • What are the different methods of consumption for cannabis (Sublingual, Topical creams, Transdermal patch, Oral Suppositories (vaginal), inhalation, IV and more)
  • Where to find valid information about CBD and chronic pain
  • Where to find a dispensary: - check the laws in your area; five things Cristina looks for in a cannabis dispensary
  • Communication to medical team: Cristina discusses the importance of this
  • Cristina answers listener questions
  • How to learn more from Cristina

Medical disclaimer:

All content found on Arthritis Life public channels was created for generalized informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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