Cannabis and Autoimmune Diseases

Shir Rubinstein Levy, Gilad Halpert, Howard Amital*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Cannabis and cannabinoids have been known for thousands of years for their promising potential as analgesics. Chronic pain is a common complaint among many patients with rheumatic conditions. These disorders have revisited the medical approach toward cannabis and its potential role in pain relief. In addition, in recent years, information has mounted about the immunomodulatory effects of cannabis. In this review we discuss findings on the benefits cannabis may have in rheumatic and autoimmune disorders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-420
Number of pages4
JournalIsrael Medical Association Journal
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2022


  • autoimmunity
  • cannabis
  • fibromyalgia
  • pain
  • phytocannabinoids


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