Psoriasis can be itchy, painful, and downright maddening. But, can cannabis provide relief? This segment of HERB’s Skin Deep series is all about cannabis and psoriasis. We’ll tell you just how the plant can help ease the pain, minimize symptoms, and which forms of cannabis work best.
What is psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes itchy, painful red patches on the skin. These red patches develop plaques, built up layers of skin. For some reason, the body begins to grow new skin cells more quickly than it can shed them. This causes irritating scaley patches to compile in various areas of the skin.
There are several different types of psoriasis, and each one features flare-ups on different locations. The rash caused by this condition can begin to crack and bleed, and about 10 – 20% percent of patients develop psoriatic arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis is an intensely painful swelling of the joints near lesion areas. There is no cure for psoriasis.
This condition can be triggered…