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Crohn Disease

Cannabis induces a clinical response in patients with Crohn’s disease: a prospective placebo-controlled study.

By | Crohn Disease, Digestive System Diseases

Authors: Timna Naftali, Timna Naftali, Lihi Bar-Lev Schleider, Iris Dotan, Ephraim Philip Lansky, et al
Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, October 2013

BACKGROUND & AIMS: The marijuana plant Cannabis sativa has been reported to produce beneficial effects for patients with inflammatory bowel diseases, but this has not been investigated in controlled trials. We performed a prospective trial to determine whether cannabis can ind…

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Cannabis use amongst patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

By | Colitis, Crohn Disease, Digestive System Diseases

Authors: Simon Lal, Neeraj Prasad, Manijeh Ryan, Sabrena Tangri, Mark Silverberg, et al
European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, October 2011

BACKGROUND: Experimental evidence suggests the endogenous cannabinoid system may protect against colonic inflammation, leading to the possibility that activation of this system may have a therapeutic role in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Medicinal use of cannabis for chron…

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Treatment of Crohn’s disease with cannabis: an observational study.

By | Crohn Disease, Digestive System Diseases

Authors: T. Naftali, L. Bar Lev, D. Yablekovitz, E. Half, F.M. Konikoff
Israel Medical Association Journal, August 2011

BACKGROUND: The marijuana plant cannabis is known to have therapeutic effects, including improvement of inflammatory processes. However, no report of patients using cannabis for Crohn’s disease (CD) was ever published. OBJECTIVES: To describe the effects of cannabis use in pat…

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