Cannabis as a Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis
UC affects and estimated 600K patients in the US. Similar to Crohn’s disease, the intestines become ulcerated causing red and painful inflammation of the inner walls of the intestines. Symptoms include abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramps and pain.
Many patients with severe inflammatory bowel disease report that cannabis helps with nausea, and helps to modulate the gut pain and visceral sensation associated with UC. The phytocannabinoids in cannabis also decrease the permeability of the intestines making them bond tighter together- which helps with UC symptoms.
If you or someone you know is suffering from Ulcerative Colitis and think medical marijuana might help you, please contact Connecticut Cannabis to schedule an evaluation. We will evaluate your status and history with Ulcerative Colitis and help you understand what options are available for medicinal marijuana in Connecticut.