Medical Cannabis for Appetite and Weight Management (Weight-Loss or Weight-Gain)

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There are over 100 naturally occurring cannabinoids in the marijuana plant. While the traditional portrayal of a recreational marijuana user is one with an insatiable appetite, the diversity of the cannabinoids present in the plant mean that, isolated, they can be used to support patients with opposing goals; that of weight loss or weight gain.

Cannabis and Weight Management at MediCannabis

There are a number of medical cannabis products available to help support patients suffering from conditions including cachexia, suppressed appetite and obesity.

Whatever your weight management goals, our expert clinical staff are here to help you reach your objective. Book an appointment today at our Port Melbourne Clinic and discover how to take control of your weight.

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