New research is backing up what sufferers of inflammatory bowel disease have long claimed – that pot can ease their symptoms. In a survey of 292 IBD sufferers, the majority of those who used pot medicinally said it was "very helpful" in relieving nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Other evidence supports these claims. Last year, a study from Israel's Meir Medical Center found that smoking two joints a day for eight weeks resulted in complete remission for five of the 11 Crohn's disease sufferers who were given that treatment.
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