Tick season is officially upon us, and with it comes the sprays, dips, and baths for our furry friends, but what about humans? What dangers do ticks represent for us? The truth is that there are very serious problems, and the biggest one is Lyme disease. Sufferers of this affliction can take comfort in a new treatment: cannabis.
What is Lyme disease?
First described in 1977 as “Lyme arthritis”, it is the most common animal-transmitted disease in North America. Each year, over 30,000 new cases are reported, many in areas that have never reported infections. As the years progress, the disease is slowly being reported in more populated regions of the country. Tick season is between April and September when the virulent parasites are most active.
Caused by the bacterium Borrelia Brugdorferi, it is carried by deer ticks or black-legged ticks. The bacteria are most often found in deer and white-footed mice, which can carry it until a tick picks it up from them. The ticks are small, and the worst ones…