Marijuana and Chrohn’s disease – one young sufferer glad to be alive
04/28/2016 / By Claire Rankin / Comments
Marijuana and Chrohn’s disease – one young sufferer glad to be alive

Chron’s disease is usually treated with pharmaceutical drugs that are often ineffective. One young boy has been managing the disease by taking cannabis oil every day, and attributes to this treatment the fact that he is alive and well.

Chron’s disease causes a chronic inflammation that attacks a person’s gastrointestinal tract in order to attack the body’s harmless antigens. Symptoms of the disease range from mild stomach pains to diarrhea, nausea, fevers, vomiting and weight loss. It’s not usually fatal; deaths mostly occur because of complications arising from infections, or because of colon cancer, which is an additional risk for patients.

The disease can cause damage to the intestines and organs. Sores may develop and break through the intestinal wall, and even in cases that are not severe, dehydration can occur.  Often, the body cannot absorb proteins, potassium, calcium and other minerals.

How a teenager feels about taking cannabis oil for his Chron’s disease symptoms

Coltyn Turner is a teenage boy who has been fighting Crohn’s disease since he was 11 years old. He controls the disease by taking cannabis oil four times a day. “I’d rather be illegally alive than legally dead,” said Coltyn.

After using a host of pharmaceutical drugs, which did nothing to help him, and in a desperate attempt to find relief,  he admitted that he turned to taking cannabis oil. He ingested the oil up to four times per day. The results? He was soon  able to ride a bike for the first time in years and reports an almost miraculous recovery.

A study conducted by a team of researchers at the Institute of Gastroenterology at Tel Aviv University in Israel was the first to report on cannabis and Crohn’s disease. Within the study, 70 percent of participants showed dramatic improvement.

“The marijuana plant Cannabis sativa has been reported to produce beneficial effects for patients with inflammatory bowel diseases, but this has not been investigated in controlled trials,” the researchers concluded. “We performed a prospective trial to determine whether cannabis can induce remission in patients with Crohn’s disease.” The findings show that TCH-rich cannabis produced significant benefits to patients with active Chron’s disease, without side effects.

Find out more about naturally improving health at the Natural Medicine, Healing & Wellness Summit!


Submit a correction >>

, , , , ,

This article may contain statements that reflect the opinion of the author
Get Our Free Email Newsletter
Get independent news alerts on natural cures, food lab tests, cannabis medicine, science, robotics, drones, privacy and more.
Your privacy is protected. Subscription confirmation required.

Get the world's best independent media newsletter delivered straight to your inbox.

By continuing to browse our site you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.