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Top story: UMass Medical School researchers explain why cannabis may relieve intestinal inflammation

Researchers hope their findings will lead to development of treatments for gut disorders

Date Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2018

It’s hard to pick a favorite story from among all the great news we covered this year. So we’re letting our readers pick. Below is one of the most-read stories from 2018. It originally ran on Aug. 13.

Reports from cannabis users that the drug reduces the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may finally be explained by new research from UMass Medical School and the University of Bath showing that endocannabinoids help control and prevent intestinal inflammation in mice.