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Darren McCrea turns to CBD lotion to ease inflammation. That CBD is cannabidiol, a cannabis extract that doesnt cause a high.

McCrea deals with multiple medical issues, including rheumatoid arthritis. Hes the former owner of SpoCannabis, which first opened as a medical marijuana shop, and also uses marijuana to ease symptoms. But McCrea said he applies a CBD lotion topically for inflammation, such as when he had a swollen elbow from an injury.

When I had bursitis on my elbow, it was at least 2 inches across and 2-and-a-half to 3 inches long, said McCrea, 51. I went to the doctor and more at