Cannabis for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

@article{Naftali2014CannabisFI,
  title={Cannabis for Inflammatory Bowel Disease},
  author={T. Naftali and Refael Mechulam and L. Lev and F. Konikoff},
  journal={Digestive Diseases},
  year={2014},
  volume={32},
  pages={468 - 474}
}
The marijuana plant Cannabis sativa has been used for centuries as a treatment for a variety of ailments. It contains over 60 different cannabinoid compounds. Studies have revealed that the endocannabinoid system is involved in almost all major immune events. Cannabinoids may, therefore, be beneficial in inflammatory disorders. In murine colitis, cannabinoids decrease histologic and microscopic inflammation. In humans, cannabis has been used to treat a plethora of gastrointestinal problems… Expand
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