Cannabis for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  title={Cannabis for Inflammatory Bowel Disease},
  author={T. Naftali and Raphael Mechulam and Lihi Bar Lev and F. Konikoff},
  journal={Digestive Diseases},
  pages={468 - 474}
  • T. Naftali, Raphael Mechulam, +1 author F. Konikoff
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Digestive Diseases
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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