Medical Marijuana and Crohn’s Disease

Medical Marijuana and Crohn’s Disease

Weed, pot, cannabis marijuana – regardless of what you call it, for years marijuana has born the brunt of being classified as evil drug. Despite numerous researches in many different countries, this medicinal plant is still under scanner and a point of heated debate. It is not just the general population of a given country that debates about its benefits; respective governments and medical community are also doing the rounds.

Medical community and others are often taken by surprise by the benefits of this herb. But some people argue these researches only tend to lessen the demon image this plant has on the masses.

One of the medical uses of marijuana is in Crohn’s disease. Ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease is a serious epidemic problem in Canada with more than 170,000 people affected from it. According to reports the country has the highest occurrence of inflammatory bowel disease in the world. This disease is associated with cramping, fever, persistent diarrhea, rectal bleeding and abdominal pain.

There is unhealthy weight loss as the patient loses appetite. Some people are plagued by vomiting and nausea. This disease cause great fatigue and can affect liver, skin, joints, and eyes. The medical use of marijuana is effective in treating this serious disease.

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