The effectiveness of medical marijuana in treating stomach disorders has been known in medical circles for over 100 years. Conditions such as: Irritable Bowel Syndrome or (IBS), Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease all have found favourable results with medicinal marijuana. These disorders are associated with symptoms such as painful cramping, chronic diarrhea or constipation, inflammation of the bowel associated with bleeding and sometimes even a high fever.
Traditional medical treatment includes many powerful drugs such as prednisone and methotrexate, which produce powerful and long-term side effects.
Medicinal marijuana acts on the androgynous cannabinoids receptors in the digestive tract. This results in reduction of pain, normalizing bowel motility and reducing muscle spasms in the gut. As well medicinal marijuana has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties in the bowel.