I developed psoriasis when I was in my late twenties.
- Initially, I thought I’d simply scraped my knees while I was gardening.
When the redness didn’t disappear and actually spread, I got worried. When I was diagnosed with psoriasis, it was the first time I’d every heard of the condition. There is no known cause or cure for it. The skin dies and regenerates too quickly, causing a buildup of scales. It can become itchy, red and sore. The appearance of psoriasis is unattractive and embarassing. I was given a perscription by the doctor that wasn’t covered by my insurance. I filled the perscription at the pharmacy and was given a tiny little tube and charged several hundred dollars. The medicine only provided temporary relief. I’ve since tried all sorts of over-the-counter remedies that work for a little while. The psoriasis eventually developes an immunity and returns. Not that long ago, recreational marijuana was finally legalized in Michigan. Living in the Ann Arbor area, I have access to several different dispensaries. They all carry a wide range of cannabis products, including flower, vapes, concentrates, extracts and edibles. While they all provide topicals, one dispensary in particular includes a very side selection of cannabis-infused lotions, balms, sprays, roll-ons, ointments, oils and transdermal patches. They are available in high THC percentages, pure CBD and a balance of each. Some of the products contain CBN, which is extremely helpful in treating my psoriasis. The cannabis topicals don’t cause any psychoactive effects and can be applied multiple times per day. They are reasonably priced, don’t smell like medicine and absorb quickly. They have made a huge improvement in my symptoms of psoriasis.