Marijuana Health News: Gum With CBD To Be Tested For IBS Treatment

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Jan 24, 2017 06:01 AM EST

Hemp oil products are displayed during the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo at the Jacob Javits Center on June 17, 2016 in New York City. (Photo : Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Medical marijuana continually paves way for medical advancement. As of the latest news in regards to marijuana benefits, it was mentioned that cannabis-infused chewing gum can possibly cure IBS.

3.5 million Americans suffer from irritable bowel syndrome or IBS. Dutch researchers are already on their way in terms of coming up with the cure for the condition. Daily Mail mentioned that researchers are testing CDB infused gums. They pointed out that their research is bound to discover it CDB which is an active ingredient found in marijuana could ease colon spasms which can cause bloating, cramps, diarrhea, and constipation.

"We are excited to see that AXIM has reached another milestone in its clinical development program,'" Dr. Stuart Titus, CEO of Medical Marijuana, Inc. said. "IBS is one of the most common disorders in the world affecting up to 15 percent of the global population, with no real treatment options available. This is the first advancement in cannabinoid research for treatment of IBS in medical history and gives a clear example of how far ahead AXIM is in its clinical development programs."

The team's cannabis-infused chewing gum made by US firm AXIM Biotechnologies will be tested by February of this year. The researchers are keeping their hopes up that the CDB infused gum would positively work for it to become another medical advancement that marijuana provides.

Women are often affected with IBS as it was mentioned that 60 percent of IBS patients are women as only 40 percent are male. IBS is a common disorder which accumulates a total of 2.4 to 3.5 million annual hospital visits in the United States alone. 40 trial participants aging between 18 to 65 will be joining the study as they would each be given their gum which contains 50mg of CBD oil maintenance. Follow Latinos Health for more updates on this study and other marijuana health news.

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