Mounting evidence backs clinically significant benefits for people suffering from Crohn’s disease who use cannabis. Holistic health expert Sayer Ji—who was a featured speaker at the Holistic Cannabis Summit rounds up the latest research results in recent GreenMedInfo article.
The promising results are good news, because Crohn’s Disease, a debilitating inflammatory bowel condition that chronically affects the lining of the digestive tract, generally has a poor prognosis that resists conventional, prescription drug-based treatment and results in surgery in 70 percent of sufferers.
“In the new study — the first randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded study of its kind on the topic — researchers studied 21 patients (mean age 40) with Crohn’s disease who did not respond to drug therapy (steroids, immunomodulators, or anti–tumor necrosis factor-α agents). Patients were randomly assigned to be given cannabis, twice daily, in the form of cigarettes containing 115 mg of (THC) or placebo containing cannabis flowers from which the THC had been extracted.”Read the full study, published in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology and titled, “Cannabis Induces a Clinical Response in Patients with Crohn’s Disease: A Prospective Placebo-Controlled Study”.