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Henoch-Schonlein Purpura

Medical Marijuana and Henoch-Schonlein Purpura

This condition is a type of vasculitis, or a group of disorders that can cause blood vessel inflammation. The inflammation associated with this condition causes bleeding in the small blood vessels in your skin, joints, intestines and kidneys. The main symptoms that are associated with this condition is a purplish rash, typically discovered on the lower legs and buttocks.

Medical marijuana has been widely recognized as a great alternative treatment option in regards to skin diseases and disorders. Cannabinoids might provide treatment for inflammatory skin disorders, pruritus and certain types of skin pain. Although further research is necessary, cannabinoids directly relate and function with CB1 and CB2 receptors in the epidermis.

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