When my mother started having pain in her fingers from arthritis plus getting leg cramps at night, I pushed her to try medical weed.
At first my mother tried eating gin soaked raisins, icy hot, a heating pad, ice, etc.
None of those remedies helped at all. She didn’t want to go to the doctor plus get medication. So medical weed was great in between. I think my mother thought she was going to need to smoke a pipe plus get high, then for chronic pain, you don’t have to do that, however you can take a pure CBD oil to reduce the inflammation in your body. You also can do cream. That is what her doc suggested. Now my mother uses a cannabis infused cream every day plus night. There is a more harsh cream for her arthritis than the leg cramps. They both work wonders though. My mother says it feels like putting a more powerful icy hot on her body. It smells much better plus does not leave a sticky film either. My mother prefers how portable it is. The creams are quite tiny plus she can stick them in a money clip if she does overnight somewhere. It is so straight-forward to travel with it. Since she is a medical cannabis patient she can take it with her when she does the snowbird thing. She has never needed to show her card however. It is not like there are cop dogs looking for small creams with no THC pleased in them. My mother doesn’t get any of those cannabis effects since it doesn’t even get into her bloodstream. It just tingles in the area.