Ever since marijuana has been legalized in some states in the US, there has been a constant increase in the number of patients being treated with medical marijuana. It’s quite obvious that the attitude of people in the US towards marijuana is changing. People already know that medical marijuana is a great herb to cure pain and nausea, but thanks to media exposure and the internet, they’re also aware that medical marijuana can also treat serious gastrointestinal conditions or digestive diseases as well.

Medical marijuana benefits
Here are some digestive or gastrointestinal diseases which can be cured by medical marijuana:

Crohn’s Disease

It is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease which affects the lining of the digestive tract. Some of the symptoms of Crohn’s disease include weight loss, diarrhea, abdominal pain, fatigue and anaemia. According to studies, medical marijuana helps with most of the gastrointestinal disease, but many mainstream medical professionals treat Crohn’s with cortisone and steroids instead of medical marijuana.
These drugs have harsh side effects and can make a patient’s condition worse.

Many people still are not aware of the fact that medical marijuana can relieve them of Crohn’s disease. Steps need to be taken to create awareness among people.

Leaky Gut Disease

It’s a gluten sensitivity related disease. Excessive gluten creates a substance known as zonulin, which removes the binding of stomach cells. The food particles leak through the resulting space between cells. The undigested food particles can even enter the bloodstream and cause serious problems. As usual, doctors often prescribe harsh medicines that possibly can make the matter worse for sensitive patients.

As per many patient testimonials, medical marijuana can help heal the gut without any harmful side effects.

Celiac Disease

It is a hereditary disease which means it passes on to children from their parents or close relatives. When patients of this disease eat gluten (a protein found in barley, wheat and rye), their immune system begins to attack the epithelial cells in the small intestine. It makes the patient suffer pain and makes them unable to absorb nutrients. Patients of celiac disease are prone to diabetes, cancer and multiple sclerosis in later life.

Research has shown that cannabinoid receptors can help with celiac disease. Most patients have experienced immense relief from their pain and few of them are disease-free.

Medical marijuana is very effective in healing digestive diseases. People must be made aware about how medical marijuana can help them.

4th Street Medical based in Santa Ana is a leading name in medical marijuana. We would love to answer any of your questions pertaining to medical marijuana use for digestive diseases. Call us at (714) 599-7970.

Ray Boroumand is the Office Manager of 4th Street Medical, a leader in providing evaluations for medical marijuana in Santa Ana. An advocate for medical marijuana, Ray believes in making the process as simple and easy for patients as possible through quick and convenient verification. At 4th Street Medical, he stresses convenience, affordability and transparency 100% of the time.

One thought on “Medical Marijuana: An Effective Cure for Digestive Diseases

  1. It’s interesting that you mentioned that medical marijuana can be very effective and provide immediate relief, but that most people don’t know that. I’ve been following the medical marijuana story loosely, and really want to know if it’s good or bad when it comes to medicinal purposes. After reading this, I don’t know why it’s not more readily available and more widely used in medical settings.


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