I have rheumatoid arthritis. I have tried many treatments and most of them made me very ill, so my doctor suggested using marihuana. About one week after smoking marihuana, I noticed that my joints were not swollen or inflamed. I quit the drug that I had been taking. Now all I use to control my arthritis is marihuana and it works better than anything. The only drawback is the cost and the fact that it is against the law. I wish I could use my medicine legally since it's the only thing that works for me.