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Could marijuana chewing gum treat IBS? Scientists testing US-made product to ease colon spasms that cause crippling bowel condition

  • Dutch researchers are testing a US firm’s cannabis gum to treat IBS
  • Irritable bowel syndrome affects 3.5 million Americans a year 
  • Scientists believe CBD – an ingredient in cannabis – could ease colon spasms that cause bloating, cramps, constipation and diarrhea

Written By MIA DE GRAAF FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

Cannabis-laced chewing gum could cure irritable bowel syndrome, scientists believe.

Until now, doctors have struggled to find an effective treatment for the condition, which affects around 3.5 million Americans a year.

But a team at Wageningen University in the Netherlands claims CBD – a key property in marijuana – could ease the colon spasms that seem to be the root cause of symptoms.

Next month, the trial will begin, testing a cannabis-infused chewing gum made by US firm Medical Marijuana Inc.

Doctors have struggled to find an effective treatment for the condition, which affects around 3.5 million Americans a year. But Dutch researchers believe a cannabis-laced gum could work

Doctors have struggled to find an effective treatment for the condition, which affects around 3.5 million Americans a year. But Dutch researchers believe a cannabis-laced gum could work

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