Hi there. Here is an article we published about cannabis topicals for arthritis to get you started. Topicals (creams, salves or balms) could be a good way for you to get targeted relief. You can also try other consumption methods such as vaping, smoking, sublinguals (sprays or oils) or even edibles. It takes a little experimentation to see what works best for you, as everyone reacts to cannabis differently. If you have any additional questions, please let us know.
Reducing the discomfort of chronic pain generally requires also addressing the mental and emotional response to the pain signals coming from the chronically inflamed areas, and medicinal cannabis may be useful in just that way. There is also some laboratory evidence that the endocannabinoid system may directly influence the autoimmune inflammatory process in RA, and some evidence that CBD is an important part of that activity. I suggest trying whole plant preparations that are rich in CBD. Many patients have to try various preparations and methods of taking cannabis to refine the benefit they receive from it. If you haven't already acquired the information in this article it may be a helpful 5 minute read.