Crohn's Disease & Medical Marijuana

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28 October

Crohn's Disease & Medical Marijuana

Chron’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (also known as IBD). This chronic condition causes inflammation in parts of the digestive tract. Doctors do not have a complete understanding on what the actual cause of the disease is, but they believe that it results from a problem with the immune system.


Florida Medical Marijuana & Crohn's Disease

Symptoms of Crohn’s disease can vary in both type and severity, but it most commonly includes:

  • Severe abdominal pain and cramping
  • Nausea or loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue


Crohn’s disease is typically a relapsing-remitting condition. This means that people experience both periods of remission, during which they have little to no symptoms, and “flare-ups” when their symptoms get worse. There is currently no known cure for Crohn’s, so treatments are aimed to relieve symptoms and keep patients in remission.


Crohn's Disease & Florida Medical Marijuana

Can Medical Marijuana Treat Crohn’s?

There is strong evidence suggesting that medical marijuana can ease the inflammation that causes many of the symptoms of Crohn’s disease.


One of the fundamental components of marijuana is cannabinoids (CBD), which are responsible for the effects of the drug. Cannabinoids work by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which scientists believe plays a role in regulating many bodily processes. These processes include:

  • Gastrointestinal motility
  • Immune function
  • Stress response
  • Appetite
  • Memory
  • Emotion
  • Mood
  • Pain


The current body of research suggests that marijuana may help by:

  • Reducing abdominal pain
  • Minimizing diarrhea
  • Increasing appetite
  • Controlling nausea

Crohn’s disease is a long-term condition with no cure. Further research is needed to treat this condition, but medical marijuana can ease the symptoms. If you or a loved one is considering the use of medical marijuana, contact My Florida Green today to learn more about medical marijuana.


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