I’ve had issues with psoriasis on my elbows and knees for approximately thirty years. When the skin condition first showed up, I thought it was something that would go away on its own. I treated it with over-the-counter ointments targeted at eczema. Eventually, when the redness, itching and scales worsened, I went to the doctor and I was diagnosed with psoriasis. I’d never heard of the disease before. There is no known cause or cure for psoriasis. I am fortunate that the rash is restricted to my elbows and knees. Prescription medications for psoriasis are extremely expensive and only temporarily effective. Any relief is short-lived. I was resigned to dealing with the discomfort, pain and embarrassment of it when a friend of mine suggested I try cannabis. At that time, I wasn’t aware that cannabis was effective at treating anything but chemotherapy symptoms. I didn’t realize there are a wide range of consumption methods and options that cause no psychoactive effects. When I visited the dispensary I was completely amazed at their selection. I consulted with the budtender who recommended a combination of topicals and tinctures that are high in CBD, include CBN and are low in THC. The topical ointments are applied directly to the psoriasis. The tincture is placed under the tongue and absorbed into the bloodstream. I am able to treat the psoriasis from the inside and outside. While my knees and elbows are so badly scarred that the skin will always be slightly discolored, the cannabis products have eliminated the itching, soreness and redness. Because it is a natural remedy, there are no harmful side effects.