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Cannabis for Constipation

Constipation is when you find it hard to move your bowels or you go to the toilet less often than usual. Around 16 out of 100 U.S. adults have constipation, and it is one of the most common digestive problems in the US.

Cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system (ECS) are heavily involved in digestion and keeping the stomach in balance. Alongside the brain & spinal cord, the digestive system contains one of the largest concentrations of cannabinoid receptors in the human body. An out-of-balance ECS can cause digestive problems of all sorts, including both diarrhea and constipation. Cannabinoids can “reset” the digestive system. “In a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults, recent users of marijuana had 32% lower odds of constipation compared with past or never users.”

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Human Trial

2

Meta-analysis

2

Total studies

Constipation

4

Positive

3 studies

75%

Inconclusive

1 studies

25%

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