Updated on March 20, 2020. Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer
Researchers have stated that cannabinoids like Tetrahydrocannabinol(THC) and Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) are two important cannabinoids that have a noticeable effect on the human body. Out of all the effects experienced by people who smoke weed, the most prominent of them is an increase in hunger. It’s a perfect medical use for people who have strong nausea or have difficulty in working up an appetite. But the slight catch comes in the fact that while THC helps in working up the appetite, THCV suppresses the effects of THC.
Thus, medical marijuana can be a boon for those who want to try losing weight since it can help you suppress your craving for junk food. This property can also help diabetics take control of their sugar levels since a lower appetite can be beneficial to keeping you healthy. In addition to this, medical marijuana can be used for chronic pain, Crohn’s disease, arthritis and some forms of cancer. Several studies have established that marijuana has some of the best medical properties. The legalization of marijuana in nearly 30 states in the United States has made it easy to procure the plant.