Digestive Diseases Being Treated With Medical Cannabis

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There are several diseases where medical marijuana may be beneficial in ways that traditional medications are not. For those who have celiac disease, which refers to the bad reaction that occurs when one consumes gluten, cannabis may be able to help. Research has found cannabinoids can heal damage in the intestinal lining in patients with celiac disease, which has led researchers to suggest targeting CB2 receptors may be the symptomatic cure. Patients who suffer from another gluten-sensitive disease referred to as leaky gut have advocated for the use of medical cannabis to treat their symptoms as opposed to more harmful pharmaceuticals. Lastly, those who suffer from the chronic inflammatory bowel disease known as Crohn's disease could benefit from the use of medical cannabis. Cannabis can help reduce symptoms of abdominal pain, weight loss, diarrhea, anemia, and fatigue. Currently, Crohn's patients are prescribed pharmaceuticals that sometimes produce harsh side effects that actually exacerbate symptoms.

This information has been provided by MassRoots and approved by our Chief Medical Officer.