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Lancet. 1978 Oct 21;2(8095):859-62.

Cannabis, hypochlorhydria, and cholera.


In 90 volunteers participating in a vaccine-development programme consumption of beer more than 3 days a week was linked with high stomach acid output, and smoking of cannabis greater than 2 days a week was linked with low acid output. In 92 volunteers challenged with Vibrio cholerae or enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli, heavy use of cannabis was associated with more voluminous diarrhoea. Cannabis use may be an important factor predisposing to severe diarrhoea.

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