Crohn's disease, also known as Crohn syndrome and regional enteritis, is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus. Symptoms often include: abdominal pain, diarrhea (which may be bloody if inflammation is severe), fever and weight loss. Other complications may occur outside the gastrointestinal tract and include: anemia, skin rashes, arthritis, inflammation of the eye, and tiredness. The skin rashes may be due to infections as well as pyoderma gangrenosum or erythema nodosum. Bowel obstruction also commonly occurs and those with the disease are at greater risk of bowel cancer.
- Study: Inhaled Cannabis Reduces Crohn’s Symptoms by Paul Armentano (May 13, 2013), National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)
- Smoking Marijuana Causes ‘Complete Remission’ of Crohn’s Disease, No Side Effects, New Study Shows by David Downs (May 14, 2013), San Francisco Chronicle
- Could Cannabis Cure Crohn's Disease? (May 21, 2013), The Huffington Post (UK)
- Does Medical Marijuana Cure Crohn's Disease? Study Finds Some Patients Had Increased Appetite, Sleep Function, No Side Effects by Thomas Barrabi (July 18, 2013), International Business Times
- Israeli Study Suggests Cannabis Relieves Crohn’s Disease by Drake Dorm (July 28, 2013), Medical Jane
- Crohn's disease at Wikipedia. Retrieved September 30, 2014.