Crohn's Disease

 

O'Shaughnessy's, a scientific journal, published a study in its Autumn 2005 issue titled "Cannabis Alleviates Symptoms of Crohn's Disease,"
by Jeff Hergenrather, MD, that found:

"[Crohn's] patients described marked improvements with the use of cannabis.

Beneficial effects were reported for appetite, pain, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, activity, and depression.
Patients also reported that cannabis use resulted in weight gain, fewer stools per day and fewer flare-ups of less severity...

Cannabis-using Crohn's patients not only report significant relief of their symptoms, they are also able to reduce the amount of
immunosuppressive medications that have been a mainstay of conventional treatment...

Crohn's disease is so debilitating and life-threatening and so difficult to manage with conventional medications
it is very encouraging to find that cannabis is proving to be an effective treatment for it right now."

Link: http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/view.source.php?sourceID=000454

 

The Journal of Clinical Investigation published an article in Apr. 2004 by F. Massa, et al., from the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich,
titled "The Endogenous Cannabinoid System Protects Against Colonic Inflammation," stated:

"The major active constitutent of the plant Cannabis sativa (marijuana), THC, and a variety of natural and synthetic cannabinoids
have been shown to possess... anti-inflammatory activities...

Results indicate that the endogenous cannabinoid system represents a promising therapeutic target for the treatment of
intestinal disease conditions characterized by excessive inflammatory responses."

Link: http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/view.source.php?sourceID=000455