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The Role of Cannabis in Treatment For Psoriasis

Whether or not cannabis is a good treatment for psoriasis is a debate that continues, and it is important to understand the role of cannabinoid compounds in this disease. Read on to learn more about the symptoms of psoriasis, the role of THC and Cannabidiol in psoriasis, and the different cannabinoid products available.


Using cannabis to treat psoriasis has been proven to work for some people. However, more studies are needed to find out how effective it is. It can help to reduce inflammation, relieve itchiness, and soothe the pain associated with this skin condition.

It can also help to regulate the immune response, which may limit the buildup of psoriatic plaques. These plaques are formed when the skin cells multiply faster than normal. They tend to clump on the skin’s surface. The inflammatory process causes a lot of itching and burning. (1)

A 2019 study found that cannabinoids were able to effectively treat psoriasis. The review compiled and analysed 26 articles. Those articles consisted of a total of 248 non-duplicated studies.

Cannabis in Treatment For Psoriasis

The authors of the article highlighted the fact that dermatologists have not fully understood how cannabinoids work, and that there is a need for more information to reach the medical community.

Cannabidiol, which is a component of cannabis, is one of the most promising compounds. It acts as an anti-inflammatory agent, and it also binds to several immune receptors. It may also be able to help to relieve psoriatic arthritis.


Using THC and cannabis in treatment for psoriasis has been shown to alleviate some of the negative symptoms of this autoimmune disease. It may also reduce inflammation, which can lead to relief from pain and other signs of the disease.

Many psoriasis patients suffer from chronic itching and a buildup of plaques on their skin. There are a few types of treatments available for psoriasis. However, these products come with a number of unpleasant side effects.

Several studies have found that THC can inhibit the growth of skin cells in psoriasis. It can also reduce itchiness and the pain caused by psoriasis plaques.

Other research has shown that CBD can reduce the pain and inflammation caused by psoriasis. It has also been found to ease anxiety and muscle pain. It can also reduce the signs of inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.

Although more research is needed, the potential of cannabinoids for treating psoriasis is promising. The medical community has only recently begun to explore the potential of these compounds. (2)

Other Cannabinoid Products

Besides the many prescription medications that help treat psoriasis, patients are also considering cannabis-based products for relief. The cannabis plant contains hundreds of chemical compounds that have powerful anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties.

A recent study found that CBD, a cannabinoid, can help treat psoriasis. The substance can interact with immune cells and instruct them to stop secreting pro-inflammatory cytokines, phytocannabinoids, another type of cannabinoid, prevent the skin from getting too thick and scaly. (3)

Cannabinoids also inhibit inflammation and promote wound healing. They work by activating the endocannabinoid system. The ECS is made up of fat-based neurotransmitters. The signaling between the ECS and the skin’s CB1 and CB2 receptors is heavily involved in the homeostasis of the skin.

Medical cannabis has shown promise in the treatment of pain and anxiety. It is possible that it could ease arthritis and epilepsy. However, studies are limited. Until then, experts are not sure if CBD will work for psoriasis.

What are the Symptoms of Psoriasis?

Whether you have psoriasis or are looking for a way to treat it, cannabis is one of the potential treatment options being investigated. It has anti-inflammatory properties that could help to slow down the skin’s cell growth. It also reduces the itchiness associated with plaque.

Although medical evidence is scarce, there are a few studies that show how cannabis may work for people with psoriasis. However, the medical community is still working to understand the complex mechanisms that cannabinoids work on.

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that affects the immune system, which causes it to produce skin cells too quickly. When this occurs, the skin cells backup on the affected areas, leaving them scaly and red. In severe cases, psoriatic arthritis develops. The symptoms can include joint pain and inflammation.

Cannabis works by interacting with the endocannabinoid system in the body. This system is made up of fat-based neurotransmitters. These chemicals have been found to be critical in controlling inflammation and the immune response.

In conclusion, the role of cannabis in the treatment of psoriasis is still being researched and is not fully understood. While some studies have suggested that cannabis may have potential benefits in the treatment of psoriasis, more research is needed to confirm these findings and to determine the most effective ways to use cannabis in the treatment of this condition.

Additionally, it is important that individuals should consult with a healthcare provider before using it to treat any medical condition. Overall, the use of cannabis in the treatment of psoriasis remains a topic of ongoing research and debate. (4)

About Us

CannaTelehealth, specialises in providing online consultations for various healthcare needs, including assistance with alcohol addiction. Our platform is designed to facilitate the use of advanced telehealth technology by medical professionals, ensuring the security and privacy of patient information in compliance with regulations.

We have developed an online system that simplifies the process of booking appointments with qualified and experienced General Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, who can assist patients in accessing prescriptions for Medicinal Cannabis for their medical conditions. Our telehealth system is fully supported by our clinical team, guaranteeing that all consultations are conducted by appropriately qualified healthcare professionals.

Our doctors are authorised to prescribe Medicinal Cannabis under Schedule 8 of the Therapeutic Goods Act. In the initial consultation, your nurse or doctor will collaborate with you to determine the suitability of Medicinal Cannabis for your specific symptoms and conditions. If deemed appropriate, they will then apply for TGA approval for your electronic prescription, which can be presented at your pharmacy of choice.

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CannaTelehealth’s doctors have extensive experience in assessing patients for medicinal cannabis. Prior to having an online consultation with our healthcare professionals it is a good idea to write down your questions before your consultation so that you don’t forget them.

Our doctors will review your medical history and confirm that you meet the criteria for a medicinal cannabis prescription under the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) Special Access Scheme. We will then either prescribe medication through the Authorised Prescriber pathway or submit your application to the TGA and you should receive your product within 2 business days.

All our doctors are trained under the TGA authorised prescriber scheme and have detailed knowledge of how cannabis affects the body. Our doctors are also able to recommend the best dosage and type of cannabis for your condition. Our doctors are able to prescribe all forms of medicinal cannabis including capsules, tinctures, sprays and vape cartridges.

The cost of your medical cannabis will vary depending on your condition and the specific product that is recommended for you.

Our clinic offers bulk billing for patients who have been approved by the DVA. This is worth checking for your eligibility criteria for this discounted online consultation.

Book a consultation – Follow the simple steps to engaging with an online health professional who will assess your eligibility for alternative treatments such as medicinal cannabis and what might be the cause of your chronic pain.

To contact us at CannaTelehealth you can either go directly to the website and add your details directly to our ‘Contact Us Form’ We will contact you within 1 hour. Normally our online healthcare professionals who are pain medicine specialists will have a booking time within 1 day if suitable. Alternatively you may contact us via info@cannatelehealth.com.au.


  1. Cannabis for Refractory Psoriasis-High Hopes for a Novel Treatment and a Literature ReviewNima Derakhshan 1, Mahboubeh KazemiCurr Clin Pharmacol. 2016;11(2):146-7. doi: 10.2174/1574884711666160511150126.
  2. The Risks and Benefits of Cannabis in the Dermatology Clinic Gurbir Dhadwal 1, Mark G Kirchhof 2J Cutan Med Surg. 2018 Mar/Apr;22(2):194-199. doi: 10.1177/1203475417738971.
  3. Therapeutic Potential of Cannabidiol (CBD) for Skin Health and Disorders Sudhir M Baswan # 1, Allison E Klosner # 2, Kelly Glynn 1, Arun Rajgopal 1, Kausar Malik 1, Sunghan Yim 1, Nathan Stern 1Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2020 Dec 8;13:927-942. doi: 10.2147/CCID.S286411. eCollection 2020.
  4. https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/psoriasis#symptoms

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