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Carlyle
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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BobJ48
Medical

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 ?