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Psoriasis

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Cannabis for Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition that results in patches of red, itchy, scaly skin. Psoriasis is thought to be a genetic condition, with environmental triggers. Psoriasis is also associated with conditions such as Crohn’s disease, arthritis, cardiovascular disease and depression. 90% of cases of psoriasis are plaque psoriasis.

Some studies suggest that medical cannabis may be useful in slowing the rapid overgrowth of immature skin cells, called keratinocytes.

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Animal Study

4

Human Trial

2

Laboratory Study

6

Meta-analysis

16

Total studies

Psoriasis

28

Positive

26 studies

93%

Inconclusive

2 studies

7%

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