Analogous of Psychoactive Plant Drug Cannabis / Marijuana Might be Used for Stomach & Colon Ache

Analogous of Psychoactive Plant Drug Cannabis / Marijuana Might be Used for Stom

The psychoactive drug cannabis is known by many nicknames (some pertaining to certain preparations.) It is produced from parts of the Cannabis sativa plant, primarily the cured flowers and gathered trichomes of the female plant (as well as the less psychoactive remains of the plant, and its highly psychoactive resin.)


It is estimated that cannabis is used by four per cent of the world's adult population each year, making cannabis more popular than all other illicit drugs combined.The possession, use, or sale of psychoactive cannabis products became illegal in many parts of the world in the early 20th century.

Medically, cannabis is most often used as an appetite stimulant and pain reliever for certain illnesses, including cancer, AIDS and other diseases. It is used to relieve glaucoma and certain neurological illnesses such as epilepsy, migraine and bipolar disorder. It has also been found to relieve nausea for chemotherapy patients.Cannabis can be used to prevent Alzheimer's disease.A recent study has also indicated that a synthetic form of a chemical component found in marijuana may help relax the colon and reduce stomach cramping after eating, says a Mayo Clinic study.

Researchers compared the effects of dronabinol and a placebo on colonic motility and sensation in 52 health adults. Dronabinol is a synthetic version of THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, the active ingredient in marijuana.

The study found that dronabinol relaxes the colon and reduces post-eating contractions and cramping. The effect was most apparent in women.

"The potential for cannabinoids to modulate colonic motor function in disease deserves a further look," study leader Dr. Tuba Esfandyari said in a prepared statement.

Currently in the United States, dronabinol is used to prevent nausea and vomiting for cancer patients after chemotherapy. But it's used only when other kinds of medicine for nausea and vomiting don't work. It's is also used to increase appetite in AIDS patients.

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Perhaps to state the obvious,

Perhaps to state the obvious, driving and other such judgment requiring activities need to be prohibited when using a psychoactive subtance. This inherently makes it a controlled substance.

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