San Juan, Puerto Rico: Greater than 1 / 4 of sufferers recognized with Inflammatory Bowel Illness report having used hashish therapeutically, in keeping with survey data printed within the Puerto Rico Well being Sciences Journal.
A workforce of investigators affiliated with the College of Puerto Rico College of Medication surveyed IBD sufferers about their use of medical marijuana. Medical hashish merchandise are legal in Puerto Rico for sufferers with sure inflammatory bowel ailments, equivalent to Crohn’s.
Twenty-seven p.c of survey respondents affirmed having consumed hashish for medical functions. Nearly all of those that did so (68 p.c) stated that hashish improved their signs. Most (78 p.c) didn’t focus on their hashish use with their main care doctor.
Full textual content of the research, “Data, notion, and use of hashish remedy in sufferers with Inflammatory Bowel Illness,” seems within the Puerto Rico Well being Sciences Journal. Further info on hashish and inflammatory bowel ailments is obtainable from NORML.