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Marijuana use linked with decreased constipation

Individuals who recently used marijuana were less likely to experience constipation, according to study results published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology.Kyle Staller, MD, MPH, of the division of gastroenterology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and colleagues wrote that recreational cannabis use could potentially modify the gastrointestinal system, but there is currently conflicting evidence about its impact.“Current evidence suggests that cannabinoids slow colonic transit through actions on the CB1receptor,” they wrote. “However, a recent clinical trialRead More

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