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Psoriasis counts among most common skin diseases – it can be found in two to three percent of Europeans. It affects not only skin, but also nails and joints (psoriatic arthritis), and in most of the cases appears between 10 to 25 years of age or later between 35 and 60.


Symptoms and Conventional Treatment

Excessive production of new skin and its flaking are the most common symptoms of psoriasis; pain in fingers, wrists, knees and chest is also common, as well as hair loss, rashes, ulcers, weight loss, sweating and psychological disorders, such as depression and anxiety appear. Conventional treatment, which focuses on alleviating symptoms rather than curing the disease, includes using various drugs with severe side effects.


Medical Cannabis

In contrast, cannabis offers significant relief without toxic side effects to many patients thanks to its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties and ability to suppress unwanted reactions of the immune system. These effects have been scientifically proven in a vast number of laboratory and clinical trials in the last decade.

Sean Breen, MD is a Californian physician focusing on psoriasis. According to him, the ideal therapy is vaporization together with topical application of an ointment made from the plant. He explains: “Treatment of psoriasis as an inflammatory disease with cannabis is based on the effects of cannabinoids, which are present in the plant. They are capable of lowering levels of inflammatory protein interleukin-2 while increasing levels of anti-inflammatory protein interleukin-10.”