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Can Marijuana Cure Anorexia?

Anorexia is defined as a Psychological Disorder causing the loss of appetite for food. Anorexia is generally brought on by social/cultural factors such as childhood trauma and pressure to be physically attractive. There two main types of Anorexia:

  • Anorexia Nervosa Binge/Purge - Vomiting or abusing laxatives due to feelings of guilt for eating.
  • Restrictive Anorexia Nervosa - Limiting the intake of food. Basically, slowly starving yourself.


  • Weight loss
  • Abnormal Blood Count
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Seizures
  • Brittle Nails
  • Weak Hair
  • Constipation
  • Irregular Heart rhythms
  • Dehydration

Research and Testimonials of how Cannabis Oil can be used to help treat Anorexia

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Research Suggest the Endocannabinoid system plays a role in eating disorders

Belgium Researchers have found that patients with eating disorders were less responsive to Endocannabinoids in the part of the brain that controls the mood, appetite and body perception. This means that the Endocannabinoid System was damaged. This suggests that Cannabis Medicines may help the condition

There are several ways that Cannabis can treat the symptoms of Anorexia such as:

  • Appetite - Cannabis releases a hormone called Ghrelin which makes you feel hungry. This isn't your average hunger cramp and should leave craving food for quite a while.
  • Pleasure - You will also get a dopamine boost from Cannabis which allows you to feel pleasure and reward more intensely.
  • Relaxation - The herb will help you get into a different mindset and change your perspective.

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