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10/22/2018 First of all, Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease in which the immune system attacks the gastrointestinal tract, or gut, causing inflammation. Moreover, the inflammation can occur in any part of the gut from the mouth to the anus. Also, some of the symptoms include constant diarrhea, bleeding, pain and cramps in the abdomen, and constipation. Studies show that cannabis oil, comprising 4 percent tetrahydrocannabinol and 15 percent cannabidiol. resulted in significant reduction in Crohn's disease symptoms. However, the gut inflammation did not show signs of improvement.

3/17/2017 The two main compounds of marijuana or cannabis THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). Medical uses of THC include a) increasing appetite for AIDS and cancer patients, those with wasting diseases; b) pain reduction; c) inflammation reduction; d) improving problems with muscle control. Medical uses of CBD include a) Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS), and Parkinson’s disease; b) pain reduction in cancer, MS, and rheumatoid arthritis; c) anti-tumor effects; d) anti-psychotic effects for schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease, and post-traumatic stress disorder; e) anti-anxiety effects. Two FDA approved drugs include a) Dronabinol (Marinol) ; and Nabilone (Cesamet). Both increase appetite, decrease nausea, and manage pain.

10/14/2016 Medical marijuana is made from the Cannabis sativa plant. It's use depends on the state. In general, it is used for treatment of conditions such as Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS); Anorexia due to HIV/AIDS; Chronic pain; Crohn's disease; Epilepsy or seizures; Multiple sclerosis or severe muscle spasms; Nausea, vomiting or severe wasting associated with cancer treatment; Terminal illness; Tourette syndrome. More study is needed to determine if medical marijuana is safe.