Cannabis Based Drugs Could Offer New Hope for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients

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Treatment of The Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Researchers investigating anecdotal evidence that cannabis relieves some of the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have discovered a potential new target for cannabis-derived drugs for treatment of the disease.

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This finding, published in the journal Gastroenterology today, could bring new hope for the UK's 90,000 - 180,000 sufferers of diseases like Crohn's and ulcerative colitis* with the possibility that cannabis-derived drugs may help to heal the gut lining, which is damaged during the course of disease.

Both Crohn's and ulcerative colitis - often referred to under the umbrella term of

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