Cannabis eases intestinal disorders
Research findings from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the University of Bath offer scientific evidence of how cannabis helps ease inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Cannabis has long been believed to ease symptoms of painful intestinal disorders like IBD, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and now we have proof of the biology behind it, at least in mice. In short, the endocannabinoids — introduced by the cannabis — work their magic to control the intestinal inflammation caused by the body’s own immune system attacking the intestinal lining. This study holds promise for the development of more treatments for intestinal disorders and other diseases.
Cannabis has come a long way from the realm of high school tokers hiding behind the gymnasium. It’s now being proven to ease some of the most difficult medical symptoms. What will be next for this healing plant?