Can Medical Marijuana Cause Weight Loss?

Marijuana is widely associated with increased appetite. The notorious “munchies” that can accompany marijuana use tend to lead to snacking and cravings for sweet, salty, and fatty foods. 

Despite marijuana’s reputation for triggering cravings, evidence from various studies has shown a connection between marijuana use and lower body weight. In this article, we’ll discuss this link and the potential reasons for it. 

Medical Marijuana and Reduced Body Weight

Medical marijuana hasn’t been proven to directly lead to weight loss. Instead, regular cannabis use is associated with a lower BMI (body mass index). Specifically, a 2014 study on marijuana and body weight notes that the findings of large epidemiological studies in the general population consistently show that marijuana users generally have lower BMIs than individuals who don’t use marijuana.Continue reading

How Medical Marijuana Evaluations Work

In Florida and several other states throughout the U.S., medical marijuana has been legalized. However, to obtain cannabis for a range of health conditions, patients typically must undergo a medical marijuana evaluation. 

Here, we’ll explain what you can expect from a medical marijuana evaluation, along with how to prepare for your appointment. 

What is a Medical Marijuana Evaluation?

A medical marijuana evaluation is a short appointment with a licensed physician to determine whether or not you’re eligible for medical cannabis use. During this appointment, you’ll need to present evidence that you have one of the qualifying conditions in Florida. Continue reading