Journal: Cannabinoids as novel anti-inflammatory drugs

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), also known as Lupus, is an autoimmune disorder characterized by multisystem inflammation and a host of different symptoms that can manifest as intermittent flare upsĀ 

There is no cure for Lupus, but current treatment options vary in both effectiveness and their side effect profile

Cannabinoids, the components contained in cannabis plants, is being investigated as a possible treatment for SLE and other similar conditions because of its proven anti-inflammatory and immunomodulating properties, as well as their milder side effects