Hey friends, I'm hoping someone here can help me with an important medically related question . . . A month ago I had major orthopedic surgery, specifically a spinal joint fusion. In this procedure a bone graft is inserted in the joint in place of the disc that has degenerated. The body's reaction to the graft material and cage in which it is enclosed is inflammation. It is actually that inflammation itself which causes the materials to "fuse" together eventually into solid bone. (Interesting science.) Consequently, it is very important that I avoid any NSAIDS (ibuprofen, naproxen, motrin, etc.) because they can slow or even conceivably prevent the fusion. Even aspirin is to be avoided, although I was allowed a baby dose for a couple of weeks as a blood thinner to help prevent blood clots, and could have continued longer with that were it needed (but it wasn't). My question is whether anyone had had experience with, or perhaps obtained medical advice, as far as just how strong an anti-inflammatory cannabis is? Obviously there are variations in strains and the amount used, so these would be factors like any other drug. But I've been trying to get a handle on how cannabis compares to the NSAIDS, which are serious anti-inflammatory drugs. I've indulged myself a couple small hits a few times, but that's all. I know from the aspirin example that this isn't a black-or-white question, i.e., that even with the NSAIDS it's a matter of how much, how long. So I'm not concerned with the wee bit I've used this past month. I have another month to go though, and I sure would like to vape occasionally. But not at the chance of doing myself harm. Anyone have any relevant info that may be helpful? Thanks much in advance.