Demand for Medical Cannabis Growing Among Arthritis Patients

Lauren Meadows was a young nursing student when her joint pain, fevers, lack of dexterity and inability to lift even light objects caught the attention of her instructors.

Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, but only after her severe joint damage was identified through X-rays, she struggled to manage her pain, insomnia, fatigue and swelling around her joints.

Meadows tried lots of medications — enduring many side effects — until a visit to the Arthritis Society website sent her on a path to medical marijuana and the relief she was seeking.

Meadows shared her story with hundreds of people jammed shoulder-to-shoulder, standing-room-only at a forum on medical cannabis Wednesday at the Caboto Club.

– Read the entire article at Windsor Star.