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Ohio Medical Marijuana Conditions: IBD

Ohio Medical Marijuana Conditions: IBD

We’d like to welcome you to the sixth installment of our latest series called,  “All About The Ailments.” We’ve partnered with to discuss and spotlight each of the qualifying medical ailments that cannabis has been approved to treat in the state of Ohio. Our main topic this week is Ohio Medical Marijuana Conditions: IBD

We will be covering IBD and how cannabis helps treat it while also seeing what an Ohio Medical Marijuana patient is saying about how it has improved their life. 

What is IBD?

“Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a term for two conditions (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) that are characterized by chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.1 Prolonged inflammation results in damage to the GI tract.”

How Can Marijuana Help Ohio Patients With IBD?

According to, “There are many receptors throughout the body that react to cannabis, and some of those receptors are in the gastrointestinal tract. When these receptors come into contact with cannabis, symptoms such as pain are often relieved. Studies have also shown that marijuana use can help reduce inflammation in the intestines, which is a significant driver of IBD itself.

A study performed by the British Journal of Pharmacology showed that rats with colitis suffered much lower rates of inflammation on THC, rather than rats given a common anti-inflammatory medication. Similar studies in Italy and Israel also showed excellent anti-inflammatory results for CBD, or medical marijuana. One study even showed that patients were able to give up their other regular medications entirely thanks to the relief provided by medical marijuana.”

What The Patient Has To Say

We interviewed an Ohio Medical Marijuana Patient who gave us insight on how cannabis has helped him treat his IBD. He said,

“IBD can be mean constant pain, but the use of cannabis helps me cope with the pain while also helping my appetite.”

As time goes on, more research is coming out about how cannabis can help treat ailments like IBD. If you are a medical patient using cannabis to treat an approved ailment and you would like to be featured in our series “All About The Ailments”, please email your story to [email protected]

Thanks for reading Ohio Medical Marijuana Conditions: IBD

Until then, stay informed and be kind.

Sunny Sansone and SassyLunchBox420 

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