Medical marijuana has been proven in study after study to help with medical conditions that involve what is termed wasting. This is a condition that the eating is poor due to anorexia, chemotherapy and other medical conditions. In studies that have been done for these diseases show that marijuana and its active properties effectively can increase the appetite.
The studies also showed that unlike other medications that may be used to treat poor appetite medical marijuana does not have any side effects and is able to treat other symptoms of disease such as pain, muscle spasms, anxiety and other symptoms. In the studies that have been done patients showed a marked improvement in their weight gain. The researchers have published articles to the effect that medical marijuana could be a long term medication of nutritional value. In many cases medical marijuana works more effectively and without side effects compared to the prescription medication that would be used.