Study: Cannabis May Treat and Prevent Itching

Activationitching of the body’s cannbinoid receptors – something done naturally by cannabis and cannabinoids – may be an effective treatment and prevention strategy for itching, according to a study published in this month’s issue of the journal Pharmacology, and published online by the National Institute of Health.

According to the study’s researchers; “We have previously reported that [a novel cannabinoid type 2 receptor (CB2) agonist] significantly suppressed compound 48/80-induced scratching behavior in mice in a dose-dependent manner when it was administered orally.”

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New Study: Cannabis Effective in Treating Crohn’s Disease

A new clinical study published in the journal Pharmacology and by the National Institute of Health has found that cannabis is effective in treating Chron’s diseasemedicannasymbol, which is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

According to researchers at the Institute of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology at the Medical University of Graz in Austria; “In ancient medicine, cannabis has been widely used to cure disturbances and inflammation of the bowel. A recent clinical study now shows that the medicinal plant Cannabis sativa has lived up to expectations and proved to be highly efficient in cases of inflammatory bowel diseases.”

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