Cannabis Oil and Crohn's Disease,
South Africa

Information and Testimonials

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Are you looking for help and information regarding Crohn’s disease?  More than 3500 people a year are diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in South Africa.  You are not alone.  

Below there are some truly remarkable stories from people such as yourself that have been helped by cannabis oil – people seeing substantial improvement in their conditions.  The evidence that cannabis oil helps in Crohn’s is overwhelming.

This is not medical advice.  What we’ve done is simply assemble the evidence for you, and for our customers in South Africa, about using cannabis oil for Crohn’s Disease. See the testimonials from patients and doctors, as well as peer-reviewed scientific studies in one place to help you get relief from this terrible condition.

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Recent clinical trials have produced dramatic results with 50% of Crohn’s patients achieving complete remission and over 90% achieving substantial improvement. The evidence for the use of cannabis in Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis and other forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is conclusive.” – Peter Reynolds, 27th February 2015 (CLEAR Cannabis Law Reform)

1. Testimonials from Patients about Cannabis Oil and Crohn’s Disease

Matthew Lonsdale

Matthew Lonsdale’s developed Crohn’s Disease at the age of 15.  A chance encounter with cannabis oil (in an edible form) changed his life. 

Realizing after ingesting the cannabis oil that the Crohn’s symptoms disappeared, he’s become an advocate of Crohn’s disease and cannabis oil.  Must watch

Shona Banda

Six years ago, Shona self-published a book titled Live Free Or Die.  She wrote the book after discovering that cannabis oil was the life-saving medicine that she needed to overcome Crohn’s Disease.   “My body was starving because any food that I ate was gone within minutes. My body was just unable to absorb any of the nutrition that I was trying to give it”.   Shona was on her deathbed with doctor’s saying there was nothing they could do further for her.

After discovering Rick Simpson Oil and his video, Run From The Cure, she began experimenting with cannabis oil. The cannabis oil transformed her whole life.
“I was just so sick, for so long, that as soon as I tried the oil and started feeling way better [I knew] that there was no turning back. That was it. No medication that any doctor had ever given me had worked that well, for any reason.”

Within three days of trying cannabis oil, Shonda no longer needed to use her cane. She could stand upright and her life changed forever.

Coltyn Turner

At 15 years old, A young teenager becomes an activist for Cannabis Oil and Crohn’s disease usage. 

“I’d rather be illegally alive than legally dead…”

Karen’s Story

The effect of cannabis on Crohn’s disease.  Karen was able to put Crohn’s into remission, and stop taking the pharmaceuticals doctors had prescribed.

Linzy Miggantz

After a friend messaged Linzy on Facebook about Phoenix Tears oil, she brought her Crohn’s under control. 

Within a week of taking cannabis oil Linzy noticed an improvement in both her Crohn’s disease as well as her eyesight.

“I have never received more benefit from anything other than this plant… This plant has been a lifesaver”

2. Testimonials from Doctors about Cannabis Oil and Crohn’s Disease

Dr. Phillip Blair, MD

Dr. Blair talks about the effect of cannabidiol on Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis,

We’re Talking About Crohn’s Disease and Cannabis Oil Tincture

I think a really classical example that I see is inflammatory bowel disease. So we’re talking about Crohn’s disease, we’re talking about ulcerative colitis.

Cannabidiol Reduces a Severely Inflammed Situation in the Gut  

Three weeks of cannabidiol has, I’ve seen in patients, absolutely normalize their gut function, to the point where at six weeks they have a normal endoscopy. So you’re talking about a severely inflamed situation in the gut. Dealing with tumor necrosis factor, this kind of cytokine, a number of the other cytokines that are circulating in the body, and CBD has the effect of calming that all down, and restoring the tight junctions that are involved in the intestines, and restoring balance to the gut, as well as reducing the motility – the typical hypermotility that’s giving people frequent diarrhea. So you have this wonderful balanced effect that’s going on with the inflammatory bowel disease. Highly effective.

How do I manage Crohn’s Disease with Cannabis Oil?

Typically patients who are having inflammatory bowel disease have… an autoimmune disorder has been initiated. Something has triggered that. In my perspective, I see that as a combination of factors. It’s not one thing, but these people already prone to it. So yes I would say they need to continue it but not at the same dosage level. They may be able to drop down and I typically will tell people you only need about a quarter of what you were taking for the acute problems in order to maintain and sustain the benefits that you’re receiving, and the anti-inflammatory effects, and prevent the recurrence of the autoimmune.

What is the Correct Cannabis Oil Dosage?

What would be an initial dose or the recommendation? Twice a day? And how much? For inflammatory bowel disease where I see that as a crisis point. And one of my clients is a 14-year-old girl in hospital and they’re contemplating removing her colon because she has Crohn’s disease which is in an inflammatory state and has not been responding to steroids or any of the other medications. To me, at that crisis point, I want to use maximum therapy, and I want to get that under control. A lot of people are just introduced at that point in time. I’m going to recommend 90 milligrams of CBD coming typically from the tincture because I know that that’s highly effective. Now after they’ve been on that for a while and they have got some decrease in the inflammation and they’ve had some improvement then we can drop that down, they can drop it down to 60 milligrams a day. That would be the 300? Well, all I always put things in terms of the number of milligrams of CBD and you can just calculate it from the concentration of the bottle that’s there. For a systemic disease like Crohn’s disease, probably talking about twice a day, but maybe three times a day.

Does Cannabis Oil Affect Everyone the Same Way?

See the other thing that goes on with cannabidiol is its unique. Every individual is different in terms of its effect and how you are going to respond, or where you are deficient in your own personal cannabinoids. I don’t know, and you have to find it. You have to find that by a little bit of dosing. I mean I can give you a guide some guidelines, Bruce, that this is what works in most people but I don’t know what happens in any individual.

3. Scientific Studies on the Effectiveness of Using Cannabis for Crohn's Disease

Crohn’s disease has evolved into a worldwide epidemic.  Find resources here about how treatable Crohn’s Disease is with Cannabis Oil in South Africa.

Studies And Clinical Trials

Anecdotally, there are many reports of dramatic improvements in symptoms shortly after cannabis use, e.g. cessation of rectal bleeding, increased appetite.

Recent clinical trials have produced dramatic results with 50% of Crohn’s patients achieving complete remission and over 90% achieving substantial improvement. The evidence for the use of cannabis in Crohn’s and other forms of IBD is conclusive.

Cannabis successfully treats Crohn’s Disease, ulcerative colitis and other forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Cannabis use amongst patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21795981

A clinical trial using cannabis extract to treat ulcerative colitis was concluded by GW Pharmaceuticals in 2014.
– A Pilot Study of GWP42003 in the Symptomatic Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis. GW Pharma, 2014.
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01562314

“Three months’ treatment with inhaled cannabis improves quality of life measurements, disease activity index, and causes weight gain and rise in BMI in long-standing IBD patients.”
– Impact of Cannabis Treatment on the Quality of Life, Weight and Clinical Disease Activity in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients: A Pilot Prospective Study. Digestion, 2012.
http://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/332079

“In this trial, cannabis induced clinical remission in 50% of patients. Taking into account that our participants had longstanding Crohn’s disease, with 80% nonresponse or intolerance to anti–TNF-a, this result is impressive.
Cannabis Induces a Clinical Response in Patients With Crohn’s Disease: A Prospective Placebo Controlled Study. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013.
https://studylib.net/doc/18857816/cannabis-induces-a-clinical-response-in-patients-with-cro…

“Cannabis sativa has lived up to expectations and proved to be highly efficient in cases of inflammatory bowel diseases… cannabis produces significant clinical benefits in patients with Crohn’s disease.”
Cannabis Finds Its Way into Treatment of Crohn’s Disease. Pharmacology, 2014.
https://www.karger.com/Article/Pdf/356512

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