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Medical Marijuana For Anorexia

Hi All, I just want to ask if anyone ever tried using medical cannabis as an alternative meds for anorexia? I have read many articles about medical marijuana and how it can help you in terms of eating disorder, anxiety disorders and panic attacks, inflammation, even cancer and a lot more. Like this review on a certain strain called sour tangie. Cbd and thc are also new to me and I don't even smoke. If this is true I cant find any solid conclusive evidence that speaks to its efficacy. Any personal experience or testimonial would be highly appreciated. Thanks

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I live where recreational use is legal, and when it comes to this stuff, from what I gather, the various strains can have quite different effects. Some types can wind a person up and cause anxiety, while other types have a tranquilizing effect. Some types give a person the munchies while other sorts can suppress a person's appetite. So I suspect it's usage with EDs would first hinge on the types of symptoms that needed to be addressed.

Certainly one hears a lot of claims made for medical pot, and I personally know a fellow who had a brain tumor that had to be operated on. He was left with years of serious seizures that knocked him to the ground several times a week, and after finally giving medical pot a try, now he's cleared to drive a car again.

However, pot is still illegal on a Federal level, and even though a researcher may live in a legal state, I suspect there may still be some legal entanglements when it comes to doing research, so I'm not sure how much solid work has been done on the topic up to this point. On EDs, or on other sorts of conditions either, you know ?

Is it worth buying cbd oil or

Is it worth buying cbd oil or cbd flower?

And somebody used marijuana

And somebody used marijuana for headaches?

The idea that cannabis can help treat anorexia seems entirely un

The idea that cannabis can help treat anorexia seems entirely uncomplicated. After all, not only is cannabis notorious for causing a "good appetite," but studies of cannabis as an appetite stimulant for cancer or HIV/AIDS patients have confirmed its effectiveness. However, when it comes to anorexia nervosa, we have only a few studies available. Only a few states consider anorexia a condition that allows the prescription of medical cannabis, but many of them include associated problems such as uncontrollable weight loss, anxiety, and nausea. However, you can always afford edibles Canada. These tinctures have helped me overcome many of the psychological and physiological symptoms of the ailment, so I think they will help you too.

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Is not good for you. It will only exasperate eating disorders and mess with your mind.