Jay Reighley, a practitioner at Integr8 Health in Falmouth, Maine, recommends patients suffering from Lyme disease to try medical cannabis for its symptom-management and potential disease-modifying effects. She believes cannabis to be a safer alternative to the opioids, benzodiazepines, neuroleptics and sometimes NSAIDs that are often used to manage Lyme symptoms.
In addition to the treatment of symptoms. Cannabis may modify the disease course of Borellia and other co-infections. Cannabinoids also can reduce inflammation in connective tissues, which is another important aid for Lyme patients with joint and connective tissue involvement. Read the article