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    Medical Marijuana as an Anti-Inflammatory Drug
    An_263915 posted:
    Hello everyone! [br>[br>I am beginning pharmacy school this fall and am interested in researching medical marijuana as an anti-inflammatory drug specifically related to its use for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. I smoked for three years and experienced no symptoms, however when I quit to go to graduate school I began to experience symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis (U.C.). I went to a gastroenterologist and was diagnosed with U.C. I was prescribed Lialda 1.2g and take 4 tablets every morning. From time to time I still experience the symptoms of U.C. even while taking the medication. I believe that while I had smoked marijuana I was inadvertently treating my symptoms and when I stopped they flared up. This is largely a guess however until I researched medical marijuana a little bit and noticed one of the disease's it treats is Crohn's disease. I am interested in doing research largely because of my condition and am curious to know if there are any credible websites, articles, or books that anyone knows of regarding this subject. Any advice or direction would be greatly appreciated![br>[br>Thank you for your time!

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