Though cannabis provides therapeutic value for those with IBD, its primary benefit doesn’t really seem to have to do with pain.

A primary reason that many patients turn to medicinal cannabis is to treat chronic pain. In fact, a 2019 study published in the journal Health Affairs found that more than 62 per cent of medical marijuana patients were using the plant to relieve pain symptoms.

Those with chronic gut issues also experience intense pain, and reports are that patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), such as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, have begun using medicinal cannabis to treat their symptoms. Though cannabis provides therapeutic value for these people, its primary benefit doesn’t really seem to have to do with pain.

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