Insert Here: Marijuana Suppositories Give Patients Options, but Need Research

Some cannabis connoisseurs choose to use rectal suppositories for their potential localized effects in treating conditions like Crohn’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, or colon cancer, but it still works for chronic pain, nausea, and muscle spasm as well, experts report.

Understandably, the market for suppositories is still pretty small. Most people aren’t comfortable with the idea of sticking medicine in unusual places, said Dr. Keith Power, medical director at Giving Tree Dispensary.

Power is an emergency room doctor, so he has experience with all sorts of suppositories. It’s difficult to get patients to take suppositories, he admitted.

“Some of them are just saying, ‘No I can’t do this, I won’t do it,’” he said. “So it’s very hard to convince patients sometimes to do so.”

Typically, patients who choose suppositories are older, when getting your medicine in the most effective way is paramount. But when it comes to addressing chronic nausea, it

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