The Releaf Gastroenterology Clinic specialises in providing tailored medical cannabis treatment plans for individuals with gastrointestinal illnesses such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or Crohn's disease. For those with persistent symptoms that traditional medications struggle to effectively manage, our clinic adopts a modern and compassionate approach to address the complexities of gastroenterological conditions.

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Research suggests that as many as 9 in 10 UK adults may encounter a gastroenterological issue at some point in their lives, highlighting the widespread impact of these conditions on the population. Gastrointestinal symptoms can significantly disrupt daily life, impacting work productivity and social interactions.

How Medical Cannabis Could Help

The legalisation of cannabis for medical purposes has led to more people exploring medical cannabis, particularly when conventional therapies fall short in effectively managing symptoms of gastroenterological conditions. Although there remains a scarcity of research focusing specifically on the effects of medicinal cannabis in treating these conditions, many patients do consider medical cannabis after other treatments have proven insufficient.

Articles on Gastroenterological

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29. 08. 2023

Understanding the link between cannabinoids and the digestive tract

While cannabinoids have a broad spectrum of bio interactions across the body, some of the most interesting and potentially beneficial occur in the gut. As the importance of digestive health in overall well-being has come into sharp focus in recent years, this is an excellent time to have a close look at the relationship between cannabinoids and the digestive tract, and the role that these natural compounds may have in aiding digestive health.

13. 07. 2023

How effective is cannabis for ulcerative colitis?

Ulcerative colitis is a persistent inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) characterised by inflammation in the inner lining of the colon and rectum. This chronic condition has a diverse range of symptoms. These include diarrhoea, rectal bleeding, abdominal pain and general discomfort. The severity of these symptoms can fluctuate significantly. 

28. 07. 2023

What you need to know about cannabis and Crohn’s disease

Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that affects the gastrointestinal tract. It causes symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhoea, weight loss and fatigue. The condition can be difficult to manage, and traditional treatment methods may not always be effective. This has led some people to explore alternative, complementary therapies, such as medical cannabis.

Common gastroenterological symptoms

Abdominal pain


Changes to bowel habits

Difficulty swallowing

Excessive gas



Rectal bleeding

Unintended weight loss


Weakness and fatigue

It's important to note that these symptoms are general and may not be exclusive to any specific gastroenterological condition. Consulting with a healthcare professional is crucial for accurate diagnosis and tailored treatment plans based on individual needs.

Common gastroenterological conditions

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Crohn's Disease

Ulcerative Colitis

Celiac Disease

If you suffer from any of these conditions and have tried other treatments, you may be eligible
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