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.
Credit: Nicholas Belton / Getty Images
Powered By ZergNet
The New NFL
Andrew Luck and the Super-Athletes Making Football Faster, Meaner, and More Fun
Plus: A New Approach to Heart Health
ON NEWSSTANDS NOW
Americans Kidnapped Abroad: The Forgotten Hostage Crisis
The Last Word: Pierce Brosnan
Sign up to receive the Men’s Journal newsletter and special offers from MJ and its marketing partners.