NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Medical marijuana has been touted as a treatment for everything from PTSD to epilepsy.
It’s controversial, but as CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez explained, you can now find it in a chewing gum to treat a painful condition.
It’s a legal, non-psychoactive extract of the marijuana or hemp plant that’s micro-encapsulated into chewing gum.
The exciting part is that the gum may be good therapy for irritable bowel disease, or IBS — a painful condition that affects millions.
“Most times cramping and bloating,” Nebil Candemir said, “Very painful.”
Candemir suffered from gout for years until a friend recommended he try ‘CanChew’ a cannabis chewing gum to ease his joint pain. Then he realized that his irritable bowel syndrome was also less painful.
“I realized I feel better every time I chew gum for my gout,” Candemir said.
CanChew is not really a medical marijuana product. It’s a micro-encapsulated form of cannabidiol, an extract
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