Cannabis holds promise as a safe and effective treatment for digestive disorders, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, and published online by the National Institute of Health.
According to researchers; “It is increasingly clear that the endocannabinoid system plays a role in diverse biological pathways that affect gastrointestinal and hepatic physiology and pathology.”
They concluded that cannabis “appears to hold promise as a modifier of gastrointestinal symptoms”, and that; “As medical marijuana use continues to grow in the United States, physicians must take the lead in understanding the risks and benefits in order to provide accurate information to patients.”
The full study, which was conducted by researchers at the University of Colorado and at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical University in New Hampshire, can be found by clicking here.
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