Children & Teens

Cannabis & Pediatric IBD

Drawing of child with stomach ache
Cannabis is used by many individuals with inflammatory bowel disorder (IBD), which includes conditions like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. IBD is not uncommon among people younger than 18, and about one in three of these individuals use cannabis to manage symptoms such as nausea, pain, and fatigue. Three authors review clinical and preclinical data regarding the use of cannabis and cannabinoids for IBD.