Article by Angela Stelmakowich, Growth Op
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.