Medicinal cannabis to help with gastrointestinal disorders
Cannabis may help with gastrointestinal disorders thanks to the ability of the cannabinoids CBD and THC to activate specific cannabinoid receptors (CB-1 and CB-2) located in the gastrointestinal tract. The activated CB-1 receptors can reduce the production of stomach acid to relieve you of acid reflux or heartburn. This process is enhanced by the terpene Limonene through the Entourage Effect. Likewise, the activated CB-2 receptors work as anti-inflammatory protection, guarding you against symptoms like abdominal pain and diarrhoea. This action, in turn, is aided by the terpenes Pinene, Caryophyllene, Myrcene and Humulene.