Okay, Let’s Talk About Consuming Cannabis and Taking a Crap

Article by Angela Stelmakowich, Growth Op

NEWS Okay, let's talk about consuming cannabis and taking a crap A rested, relaxed body is more likely to have smoother digestion. And that's why weed helps with constipation and keeping you regular By Angela Stelmakowich

Gastrointestinal mobility is not exactly the sexiest of topics or one that’s likely to be top of mind when consuming cannabis. But — surprise — doctors say that weed has the potential to offer some welcome relief.

How? According to a “deep dive” on the subject, recently posted by Leafly, it comes down to a number of factors including a person’s gut microbiome, their endocannabinoid system and someone’s general ability to relax.

Physician Dustin Sulak, a medical cannabis expert, told Leafly that “the most powerful way in which cannabis could help a person defecate is by helping them to relax.”

Psychopharmacology researcher Dr. Ethan Russo agrees: “A lot of people note easier bowel movements after cannabis,” adding that, “THC also positively alters the gut microbiome.”

Believe it or not, there is actually a lot of research into whether or not cannabis can help combat constipation or keep you regular.

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