Does irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) respond to cannabis?

Yes! Absolutely. And it is one of the qualifying conditions for the NYS MMJ Program. The effectiveness of cannabis for treating IBS is vastly known. Many of those suffering from IBS report that abdominal pain, nausea, cramping and irregularity of bowel movements are alleviated with the use of medical cannabis.

Research shows that medical cannabis can improve motility, calm spasms, and provide pain relief. Cannabinoids play crucial roles in controlling the motility and inflammation of the gastrointestinal system. A study conducted in Italy in 2003 found that THC, the most common cannabinoid known for its strong psychoactive properties, reduced intestinal motility, thereby alleviating colonic spasms and abdominal pain.


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