It is estimated that roughly 7% of the U.S. population lives with an autoimmune disease. This disease set includes more than 100 various diseases resulting from your immune system attacking multiple parts of the body rather than protecting it. Many autoimmune diseases can be controlled but not cured. Unfortunately, many of them also come with grim prognoses as many autoimmune disorders are debilitating and life-threatening. There are many ways in which cannabinoid therapies can assist those with autoimmune diseases. In this article, you can learn about the basics of autoimmune diseases and cannabis. Stay tuned because this article is being followed up by a 10 part series. In this series, we will take an in-depth look at utilizing cannabinoid therapies for 10 of the most common autoimmune diseases. Click here to learn more.