Chronic pancreatitis is a condition characterized by a pancreatic inflammation. The condition usually worsens over a period of several weeks, and may result in serious permanent damage to the pancreas. As the organ progressively loses its ability to release essential enzymes that regulate the body’s digestive processes, the patient may become unable to digest nutrients from food.
Some proponents of medical marijuana believe that it can reduce inflammation in some people. Along with the ability to enhance appetite, this quality may make marijuana beneficial to people with chronic pancreatitis.