Crohn’s Disease

Explore the potential benefits of medical cannabis for Crohn's Disease with Releaf Cannabis Education. Discover its therapeutic possibilities for gastrointestinal health.

Ehsaan Ali

Approved

All of our educational content has been written or reviewed by our team of writers, doctors and cannabis experts.

Our clinical team is led by Dr Stephen D'Souza MB ChB, MRCP, FRCR, FRCP.

    Exploring the potential benefits of CBD for IBD

    CBD engages with the body's endocannabinoid system, a vital regulatory system involved in managing numerous physiological processes, such as inflammation and immune response. In the case of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), the immune system erroneously targets the gastrointestinal tract, resulting in persistent inflammation. CBD has shown the potential to influence this immune response and mitigate inflammation within the digestive system.

    Crohn’s Disease

    6 min read

    Photo of the author of the article

    Is CBD helpful for the symptoms of Crohn’s disease?

    Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that affects the gastrointestinal tract, most often the small intestine and colon. Its milder symptoms include diarrhoea and fatigue. More severe cases may cause intense abdominal pain and impaired digestion, leading to potential malnutrition. Crohn's disease can also trigger very distressing complications such as ulcers and fissures.

    Crohn’s Disease

    7 min read

    Photo of the author of the article

    Can you get a medical cannabis card for Crohn’s disease in the UK?

    Crohn's disease is an autoimmune condition that can have a significant impact on your quality of life. It is characterised by inflammation of the digestive tract, which can cause abdominal pain, diarrhoea, weight loss and fatigue. While there is no known cure for Crohn's disease, patients have a range of treatment options available to them here in the UK, with medical cannabis being one of them.

    Crohn’s Disease

    11 min read

    Photo of the author of the article

    What you need to know about cannabis and Crohn’s disease

    Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that affects the gastrointestinal tract. It causes symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhoea, weight loss and fatigue. The condition can be difficult to manage, and traditional treatment methods may not always be effective. This has led some people to explore alternative, complementary therapies, such as medical cannabis.

    Crohn’s Disease

    7 min read

    Photo of the author of the article