Study Shows Cannabis Can Relieve Overactive Bladder Syndrome

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A new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Natural Product Communications suggests that cannabis may help those who suffer from overactive bladder syndrome, a condition characterized by the sudden and urgent need to urinate. In the study, scientists administered cannabis compounds to mice, and found that the cannabinoid cannabigerol (CBG) was especially effective in reducing contractions in the organ. 

There are other studies to back up these claims. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists found THC was able to reduce urinary incontinence by 25%, and another study suggested marijuana may reduce rates of bladder cancer in men. 

This information is significant because of the vast amount of people who suffer from overactive bladder syndromes (27% of men and 43% of women in the U.S.), and because of the amount of money that could be saved from expensive treatments like surgical procedures and prescription medications. We hope to see more research on marijuana and its use for overactive bladder syndrome, but for now you can read more on this Whaxy article