Cannabis use provides symptom relief in patients with inflammatory bowel disease but is associated with worse disease prognosis in patients with Crohn's disease.

@article{Storr2014CannabisUP,
  title={Cannabis use provides symptom relief in patients with inflammatory bowel disease but is associated with worse disease prognosis in patients with Crohn's disease.},
  author={Martin Alexander Storr and Shane M. Devlin and Gilaad G Kaplan and Remo Panaccione and Christopher N. Andrews},
  journal={Inflammatory bowel diseases},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={
          472-80
        }
}
BACKGROUND Cannabinoids are used by patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) to alleviate their symptoms. Little is known on patient motivation, benefit, or risks of this practice. Our aim was to assess the extent and motives for Cannabis use in patients with IBD and the beneficial and adverse effects associated with self-administration of Cannabis. METHODS Consecutive patients with IBD (n = 313) seen in the University of Calgary from July 2008 to March 2009 completed a structured… CONTINUE READING
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