• anorexia (poor appetite)
• nausea & vomiting
• inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- Crohn's disease
- ulcerative colitis
• multiple sclerosis
• depression & anxiety†
• interstitial cystitis
• diterpenoids - cannabinoids
Therapeutic levels can be achieved through inhaling the smoke or ingestion. Dosage will vary depending on the strength of the preparation.
Contraindications: Pregnancy and lactation
†Caution: Occasional use may help with anxiety and depression, but chronic use may aggravate. May increase psychosis in some individuals.
May decrease testosterone levels and alter other sex hormones.
Legal: Cannabis is considered illegal in most countries. Some states and provinces may grant "medicinal marijuana" status to certain patients.
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