Medical cannabis can help treat symptoms of irritable bowel disease, study finds

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Survey questions ranged from the patients’ IBD symptoms to their medical marijuana habits, including their purchase history and adverse side effects. Medical cannabis seemed to have a positive impact on patients’ lives, lessening their everyday IBD symptoms. Most patients preferred to vape cannabis, mainly with high amounts of THC. The study concluded medical marijuana users experienced decreased IBD symptoms and fewer visits to the emergency room. Researchers conducted an anonymous survey on IBD patients over the age of 18 and made medical marijuana purchases on dispensaries in New York or Minnesota. A new study looking into the effects of cannabis on irritable bowel disease (IBD) has revealed some good news: Patients who used marijuana experienced fewer symptoms of IBD than those who didn’t.

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A new study looking into the effects of cannabis on irritable bowel disease (IBD) has revealed some good news: Patients who used marijuana experienced fewer symptoms of IBD than those who didn’t.

IBD encapsulates two conditions: Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. In the U.S., about 3 million adults are diagnosed with the condition and with symptoms ranging from mild to severe.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IBD is a generalized gastrointestinal tract condition that can target any part of the digestive...

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