People are sticking dagga up their bums and apparently it’s a good idea

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Smoking dagga is not good for your throat and lungs.

Eating it is a healthier option, but stomach acid can destroy some of the active ingredients.

The logical next step?

Sticking it up your bum!

Suppositories are well-accepted for medical use, due to the excellent absorption properties of the mucous membrane lining of the rectum.

It’s all a bit gross and comical, but it’s an excellent option for, say, cancer patients who have trouble eating or smoking dagga.

A 2012 study published the journal Pharmacology showed that mice with colitis (inflammation of the inner lining of the colon) got significantly greater relief from symptoms upon receiving dagga anally than orally.

In the United States, there’s even an organisation called “Back Door Medicine”, headed by Dr Paula-Noel Macfie.

Back Door Medicine aims to raise awareness about the advantages of putting dagga in the anus.

A dagga suppository, for sale in the United States.

The dagga-up-the-butt craze has hit the mainstream in the US; even Forbes in its latest edition is reporting on it.

It's a pun-laden article, with a sense of queasiness that belies the proliferation of companies investing in these products.


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