I’ve suffered from psoriasis for over thirty years! The skin condition showed up shortly after the birth of our third child, and initially, I believed it to be some kind of a brush burn or rash that would go away on its a single. It took a while before I finally was tested with psoriasis. There is no definite cause and no known cure. The treatments might work for a little while, but the psoriasis soon builds up a tolerance, plus, the pharmaceuticals are severely high-priced and present the risk of long-term, harmful side-effects. I’ve tried all sorts of house remedies and over-the-counter ointments with limited success. I have psoriasis on our elbows and knees. The condition causes the skin to regenerate too abruptly and build up in white scales. The psoriasis can be itchy, purple and sore. It can also be embarrassing. I had given up on managing the symptoms by the time cannabis was legalized for recreational possession and use in IL. It didn’t occur to myself and others to even try cannabis as a remedy, then my sister commanded it, but she told myself and others that the dispensary in Chicago offers topicals. I had even realized that there was such a thing on the market, however when I visited the dispensary for the first time, I was surprised by our options. Their selection of cannabis-infused topicals includes sprays, roll-ons, balms, ointments, lotions, bath bombs and transdermal patches. There are unscented varieties and those infused with essential oils such as eucalyptus and lavender. Because cannabis topicals don’t cause any psychoactive effects, there is no limit on dosing. I can apply the ointment directly to our psoriasis many times per day. I chose a strain that is high in CBD and CBN and low in THC, hoping for anti-inflammatory and soothing effects. The cannabinoids interact with receptors in the skin and have given myself and others hope for improvement.