Medical cannabis infused rectal suppositories contain both THC and CBD and, in principle, the rectal insertion offers direct regional delivery of the cannabinoids to the large bowel and lumbopelvic region.
The presence of the cannabinoid CBD in the suppository offers unique benefits in the treatment approach to inflammatory bowel disease. CBD relieves pain as an analgesic and anxiety as an anxiolytic, but unlike THC it has unique anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive and intestinal anti-prokinetic properties – that means it reduces intestinal contractions that contribute to pain in Crohn’s Disease. CBD also offers anti-emetic properties to reduce the nausea and vomiting that characterizes inflammatory bowel disease, sharing this effect with THC. THC plays a role in appetite stimulation in people often ravaged by a disease that can induce the equivalent of a protein calorie malnutrition state.
I encourage you to explore the range of cannabis products that may offer alternatives to standard prescription drugs and potentially immune suppressing and expensive biologicals that are being widely marketed to those with Crohns. As rectal suppositories may not be cost effective for use on a daily basis, I would encourage you to begin with a delicious CBD and THC infused edible, taken at night to avoid the sedating effects of high dose CBD during the day. Cheeba Chews, Jaden’s Juice, Kiva Bars and even CBDGum’s Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee are available in dispensary’s and collectives around the state.
You may also consider a whole plant extract swallowed as an ingestible or a pure unadulterated CBD from industrial grade hemp. Rick Simpson’s oil, Cannavest or PlusCBDoil are popular alternatives that are widely available and can be ordered on line!