Cannabis Helps Crohn’s Disease!

The folks at NORML have called attention to a new study that was released via PubMed last month which points to Crohn’s Disease as yet another medical condition which can be eased by the use of cannabis. The therapy was inspired by the knowledge that medical marijuana is known to improve “inflammatory processes.”

The study in question was an “observational” study examining the effects of cannabis use in patients with Crohn’s disease (CD) and looked at everything from the progression of the disease itself, to the use of medication to control it, the need for some CD patients to undergo surgery, and the likelihood of hospitalization being required either before or after a patient had used marijuana. The patients in the study consisted of 26 men and 4 women, and the Harvey Bradshaw index was employed as a measure of disease activity.

The results of the study were that twenty-one of the thirty participating patients showed significant improvement after the use of medical marijuana and that the need for other medicines was markedly reduced. Of the participants, fifteen had undergone a total of 19 surgeries over an average of nine years before using MMJ, while after three years of cannabis use, only two still required surgery to ease their CD.

The net result: one more medical benefit of cannabis seems to be the easing of Crohn’s disease. Nevertheless, the U.S. government refuses to accept that any benefit could possible exist.

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3 Responses to Cannabis Helps Crohn’s Disease!

  1. KushieQ says:

    We need more stories like this. Just shows you the for the majority 21 of 30 medical marijuana is a sure fire bet. How could anyone not see that this is a good thing with results like that.

  2. lindzzz says:

    That average number of surgeries is staggering! If cannabis can help those who suffer from crohn’s disease, then they should be allowed to use it. Any suffering that can be eased by this natural medicine is a viable reason for medicating.

  3. Reese10 says:

    It is so important to see more and more of these professional medical articles. The general public must realize the benefits and get rid of MMJ prohibition. I am so happy to hear their is alternative pain relief to this devasting disease.