- 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