October 18, 2017
ORLANDO — Cannabis use increased the risk for irritable bowel syndrome in the general population, according to a poster presented at the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG 2017. Additionally, the effects may be worse among men, Caucasians and Hispanics.
To determine the association between long-term cannabis use and the endogenous cannabinoid system, researchers analyzed 4,709,043 patients from the 2014 Nationwide Inpatient Survey. They found 0.03% had a primary admission for IBS and 1.32% for cannabis use disorder.