It's been 2 1/2months since I received my medical marijuana card. I am utilizing this option for pain relief and have had some success. 20 years in to RA and I've tried almost everything else. I still take the big hitters to help stop disease' progression, but I needed more pain relief. I take the CBD pill at night. It helps me sleep. That's a big deal as I haven't slept well in years. I'm wearing the THC-Sativa patch during the day. I wear 1/4 to 1/2 a patch a day. Together the two components help me with sleep, pain relief and mild mood enhancement. It takes a while to get in your system this way, but I feel like it's penetrating down in my nervous system and blocking pain. I'll keep at it to test it's effectiveness over time.