ColitisColitis is condition characterized by a swelling or an inflammation in the colon. It can be caused by many factors including viral infection, bacterial infection, and food poisoning. Colitis may also be caused by disorders involving the digestive system such as Crohn’s disease.

Some types of colitis seem to respond favorably to medical marijuana use. Although marijuana by itself is not an effective treatment remedy for colitis, its soothing effect may be beneficial for the recovery period.