Some possible causes of weight loss and loss of appetite include cancer, cancer treatment, Crohn’s disease, diabetes, dementia, tuberculosis, Parkinson’s disease, etc. If weight loss becomes severe enough, it can produce a cachexia condition.
Best Method of Ingestion for This Condition
Marijuana is commonly known to induce the “munchies” in users. Marijuana helps users fight off nausea and is known to increase appetite, which is why users get the “munchies.” Users who have problems with weight loss and loss in appetite commonly use marijuana to stimulate their appetite and help them keep food down.
While marijuana is still being researched, Marinol is a synthetic drug that mimics one of the marijuana compounds, and it has been approved by the FDA for treating weight loss.
The best method of consumption for weight loss is smoking, vaporizing or concentrates. Edibles are less effective because they take longer to relieve symptoms, making it difficult for users to eat an edible before they feel relief. Smoking and vaporizing provides users with the most immediate relief and induces hunger in as little as 15 minutes with some strains. Concentrates provide the same result while some users take it pill form, like Marinol.
Disclaimer: Weight loss / loss of appetite is a condition characterized by cachexia. Cachexia is a Nevada approved medical marijuana condition. See a list of all state-approved medical marijuana conditions. (10/15/16)