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Crohn’s disease leads to inflammation in the intestines and stomach, manifesting in a range of debilitating symptoms, notably persistent inflammation of the digestive tract. People affected by Crohn’s disease contend with differing levels of inflammation throughout the digestive tract, often extending to the deeper layers of the intestine.
Thanks to Georgia’s inclusion of Crohn’s Disease in its list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana use, numerous individuals have discovered relief from their symptoms. This decision has enabled hundreds in Georgia to find solace from the challenges posed by Crohn’s Disease.
Significant enhancements in their condition have been reported by individuals with Crohn’s disease who utilize medical marijuana. In the state of Georgia, where medical marijuana holds legal status, patients have expressed notable reductions in their suffering since its legalization. Cannabinoids found within cannabis have displayed diverse mechanisms for alleviating gastrointestinal distress. Furthermore, individuals afflicted by Crohn’s disease have indicated an increase in their appetite.
Throughout history, cannabis has been employed as a traditional medicine, with the digestive system being just one of the many systems historically benefiting from its use. Cannabinoids, acting as external supplements, are believed to underlie the beneficial effects of the plant by intervening in various metabolic processes.
Preclinical studies have observed heightened immune activity linked to gastric inflammation in cases of cannabinoid receptor loss, cannabinoid receptor antagonists (blockers), and reduced endocannabinoid levels. This lends support to the hypothesis that cannabis might hold advantages for individuals with Crohn’s Disease.
The endocannabinoid system, comprised of cannabinoids, their receptors, and metabolic enzymes, influences the gut microbiota, immune cells, and functional epithelium. Collectively, these components work to mitigate gastrointestinal inflammation. Several independent trials have showcased promising outcomes in the treatment of Crohn’s disease through medical cannabis.
Always see a Georgia medical marijuana doctor before using the medicinal cannabis. Possible side-effects of medical marijuana use include, but are not limited to:
If you or someone close to you has received a Crohn’s Disease diagnosis in Georgia and is interested in understanding how medical marijuana could offer assistance, complete our qualification survey and promptly arrange an appointment with TruReleaf MD. To schedule a visit at one of our Georgia Medical Marijuana clinics, don’t hesitate to call us immediately.