Bowel study backs cannabis drugs

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Patients with inflammatory bowel disease may benefit from cannabis-based drugs, UK scientists believe.

The Bath University team found people with the gut disorder had an abundant number of a type of cannabinoid receptors in their body.

They believe this is part of the body's attempt to dampen down the inflammation and that giving a drug that binds to these receptors could boost this.

Their findings appear in the journal Gastroenterology.

Period31 Jul 2005

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  • cannabis
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • IBD
  • CB1
  • CB2
  • ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn's Disease