Research suggests that cannabis is effective in treating the symptoms of these GI disorders in part because it interacts with the endogenous cannabinoid receptors in the digestive tract, which can result in calming spasms, assuaging pain, and improving motility.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a problem that affects the large intestine. It can cause abdominal cramping, bloating, & a change in bowel habits. Although IBS can cause a great deal of discomfort, it does not harm the intestines.
Recent years have brought a wealth of new scientific understanding regarding how medical marijuana or cannabis can be beneficial for IBS.