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New Study: Cannabis Effective In Treating Chrohn’s Disease

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chrohns disease marijuana cannabisCourtesy of The Joint Blog

A new clinical study published in the journal Pharmacology and by the National Institute of Health has found that cannabis is effective in treating Chrohn’s disease, which is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

According to researchers at the Institute of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology at the Medical University of Graz in Austria; “In ancient medicine, cannabis has been widely used to cure disturbances and inflammation of the bowel. A recent clinical study now shows that the medicinal plant Cannabis sativa has lived up to expectations and proved to be highly efficient in cases of inflammatory bowel diseases.”

They continue; “In a prospective placebo-controlled study, it has been shown what has been largely anticipated from anecdotal reports, i.e. that cannabis produces significant clinical benefits in patients with Crohn’s disease. The mechanisms involved are not yet clear but most likely include peripheral actions on cannabinoid receptors 1 and 2, and may also include central actions.

The study can be found by clicking here.

Source: TheJointBlog.Com

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  1. Luke from Whitehorse, Yukon on

    I have Ulcerative Colitis and Cannabis helps me with pain and eating a lot. Its way better then taking pills for pain which make me feel weird. I wish i had a medical cannabis card so i could get the medical grade cannabis for my condition

  2. i suffer from Very low blood pressure and the slightest bit of edibles makes me unable to stand up. my daughter also suffers this…however other members of my family will never smoke and will always ingest a cookie so different strokes for different folks….AZ needs to recognize cannabis oil as medicine too so we can start to battle tumors and skin cancers with it as well as medicate sick kids safely without promoting smoking.

  3. Read the book The Makers Diet. It helped me. But weed is all that really helps and it can put you back in on track by helping you get and keep food in you.

  4. I’ve had chrohns since I was 19 I’m now 38 and weed has been the only way I function in my life. I have three kids and a high stress job. It helps with so many parts of my life. It pains, nausia, makes it possible to eat. Most people don’t understand what people like me go thro. And sometimes its better then some of the toxic meds the dr wants to give. I hope they relize the true need for this and make it easier for those who need it. So many do.

  5. Why do we not hear more about pain relief via eating and not smoking… The benefits are huge, and make pain phameceutical drugs look like the crap that they are.

  6. Many members of my family have a bio-chemical imbalance that causes panic attack with IBS. My mornings are horrible until my first J kicks in, after a while it subsides and i can go to work and function normally all day and usually manage to eat lunch. without cannabis i don’t eat or leave the “privy” so i believe this works whole-heartedly.. Good study. keep em coming…

  7. When I lived in Hanoi weed was hard to obtain, and my digestive and intestinal tracts suffered so badly that I broke into full bore Crohns. I had to quit teaching, my mouth was so swollen. When I got back to the States it did not take long to knock out the inflammation, thanks to weed.

  8. I would like to know more about this study and how I might take part. I have ulcerative colitis. I also smoke to help with the pain.. Etc. it dose seem to help me eat and just feel better all around.

  9. As a perspective patient living in Idaho without any MMJ program with crohn’s and IBS-D at the age of 21 I can definitely vouch for this, it seems to be the only way for me to eat or generally take the pain, cramps, and indigestion away. Being somebody who lost 40 lbs in 2 weeks to this disease I cant wait for reform and legalization so that I can lessen the pain of every day life, its not about getting high its taking the pain away enough so I can live a normal life. Any more stories about this disease or info on here will be highly anticipated and read by me as being diagnosed only last year I am still learning about this disease that controls my life so much, thankyou for the great article!

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