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A 10-week study in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology evaluated the effects of marijuana on patients with irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn’s disease.

Cannabis has countless benefits that can treat Crohn’s disease. Even though it contains more than 60 compounds, its most powerful compounds are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which has mind-altering properties, and cannabidiol (CBD), which relieves anxiety, nausea and pain.

Numerous studies have shown that cannabis is an effective way to alleviate the symptoms of Crohn’s disease. Some of its health benefits that address the symptoms of Crohn’s disease include:

• Increased appetite
• Suppressed vomiting and nausea
• Low levels of anxiety
• Pain relief due to its analgesic properties
• Reduced inflammation due to its anti-inflammatory properties

Researchers go on examining the effects of cannabis on Crohn’s disease. Here are some studies that show the amazing findings for Crohn’s patients looking for alternative therapies:

1. Cannabis helps alleviate the symptoms of Crohn’s disease

21 Crohn’s patients (8 women and 13 men) took part in the study. These patients were previously treating their symptoms with immune-modulators, steroidal therapy, anti-tumor agents, but they did not notice any improvements.

The participants in the study were separated in two groups. So, over the course of 2 months, 11 of them smoke cannabis that contained 115 mg of THC twice a day, whereas the others smoke cannabis without THC.

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