Courtesy of The Joint Blog
A new study published by the Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, and conducted by researchers at McMaster University, has concluded that THC - a prime compound in cannabis - may protect the body against digestive disorders, such as inflammatory bowel disease.
Researchers for the study used THC on rats, andfound that the substance "could protect the lining of the stomach and intestine from injury and accelerate healing from inflammation."
During the study, researchers found the THC to be useful even when given in small enough doses to not produce the "high" that typically comes with it: "We were getting effects locally in the lining of the intestine and the stomach without producing high enough blood levels of THC to cause behavioral changes".
Those interested in reading the full study - which was funded by the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada - can do so by clicking here.