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Cannabis as an Inflammatory Bowel Medication

Cannabis is known to effectively treat various diseases, from cancer to epilepsy, even to multiple sclerosis. Cannabis and its collection of cannabinoids and terpenes as the active and therapeutic chemicals found in the plant, in fact, work at a higher rate than the needs of a disease or condition.

Because of the effects of these simultaneous substances, the cannabis plant is able to adapt to the particular needs of the individual endocannabinoid system, which often performs simple miracles by indirectly fighting disease. Rather, by increasing the body’s natural immune system, to defend against these diseases.

Crohn’s disease (also known as inflammatory bowel disease), is one of the most commonly used conditions by Medical Cannabis communities. The disease itself to date has been recorded to affect the digestive tract of more than half a million people in North America, which is the cause of abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, bloody stools, and extreme weight loss. It can also seriously affect the skin, eyes and can cause arthritis (swelling and stiffness in the joints).

Crohn sufferers belonging to a number of medical marijuana communities in North America revealed that marijuana is not only effective in treating the side effects of pharmaceutical drugs, but also proven to stop many symptoms and often cure the disease optimally.

In fact, a study conducted by The Meir Medical Center (Israel) in 2013 showed that most Crohn sufferers had significantly reduced levels of illness, or even full recovery after eight weeks of smoking 2 tons of marijuana per day. Imagine if treatment with marijuana is done in a more optimal medical way, so the healing process may also be faster.

Through the study conducted by The Meir Medical Center, researchers in the United States also immediately conduct trials to a number of patients with chronic Crohn disease, which is immune to conventional treatment. All test participants were given potent samples of marijuana with 23 percent THC and 0.5 percent CBD, with little placebo given to each of these patients.

As a result, the majority of chronic Crohn’s patients experienced complete healing, while other subjects experienced a 50 percent reduction in symptoms of the disease. In fact, the results of the study explain clearly how the subjects of research who are sufferers of intestinal inflammation experienced increased appetite, good sleep quality, and without significant side effects.

With the results of a successful study that cured most of the research subjects (chronic Crohn’s patients) and reduced half the symptoms of the disease to 50 percent of other patients, it shows that marijuana can be a very effective remedy for Crohn’s healing, especially for patients who do not respond to treatment conventional.

However, before marijuana levels are reduced to ‘Class II drugs’ by the United States federal government (or a narrower level of narcotics than the Controlled Substances Act), one and a half million Crohn patients in the US who have already treated their disease with cannabis have been criminalized and subject to demands by the federal government.

This is a success for the prohibitionist, who desperately struggles to maintain a very strict classification of marijuana as a class I drug.

Finally, based on studies from the Meir Medical Center, research in the United States today also opens up possibilities for any disclosure of the high efficacy of marijuana, for chronic diseases such as Crohn, and various other diseases. This has even succeeded in attracting the attention of the public and the medical world there, to promote medical marijuana as a political reaction to the prohibition of intense prohibitionist groups.

To date, 23 US states have even offered some form of treatment through medical marijuana, allowing patients to avoid the purchase of marijuana through the black market, as well as to gain safe access to drugs for their disease on a regular basis.

While prohibitionists to this day are still incessantly saying that the use of marijuana is ‘a folly’ because it can cause brain damage, then Crohn’s sufferers would say that the only stupid decision is to use cannabis to fight their disease and various diseases others are deadly.