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Cannabis Oil for Arthritis: Is it Safe and Legal?

Answered as per Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: Cannabis oil is used to treat cancer. I would like to know if it is permissible to take cannabis oil for medical reasons, namely arthiritis. Consumption of excessive quantities at one go may lead to intoxication however I intend to take very little which will not lead to intoxication.


A: If it is recommended by a doctor and there is no equivalent alternative it is permissible.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.