Because topicals don’t cause any psychoactive effects, I can apply them multiple times a day.
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease with no definite cause and no cure. There is speculation that it is hereditary and also evidence that it is stress-induced. Psoriasis causes patches of skin to regenerate too quickly and create a scale-like buildup. It can be itchy, sore and embarrassing. Many of the synthetic medications used to treat psoriasis cause liver damage. I developed psoriasis on my knees and elbows after the birth of my second child. He was an especially difficult baby, refusing to nap and never sleeping for more than three-hour stretches at night. I also had a three-year-old son and a part-time job. The stress was excessive. Initially, I wasn’t overly concerned over the sudden appearance of a rash. When it failed to go away after several months, I finally went to the doctor and got diagnosed. Over the years, I tried a variety of over-the-counter topicals that provided very little relief. Even if a product proved successful, the benefits wore off very quickly. The psoriasis would build up an immunity and come right back. I was very anxious for cannabis to be legalized in my state. When the dispensary finally opened their doors, I was one of their first customers. I had done my research and already knew the cannabis products and strains recommended for psoriasis. I now use a combination of tinctures and topicals. I apply cannabis-infused ointments directly to my knees and elbows. I choose those topicals with strong CBD, CBN and CBG content to target inflammation. Because topicals don’t cause any psychoactive effects, I can apply them multiple times a day. I also treat my symptoms from the inside with cannabis tinctures. I place a few drops under my tongue and the helpful cannabinoids are absorbed into the bloodstream. They interact with receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system to slow the reproduction of skin cells.
Cannabis DNA Testing