“Research data suggests that for HIV-positive patients, Medical Marijuana is well tolerated and produces substantial increases in food intake and body mass.”  Margaret Haney, PhD (paraphrase)



Cachexia or Wasting results from serious medical conditions that:

  • Limit necessary food intake because of nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite
  • Create digestive problems and malabsorption
  • Hormonal and metabolic problems in protein synthesis and growth

Cachexia is commonly associated with:

  • Cancer
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Pulmonary obstructive disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Congestive heart failure
  • TB
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Heavy metal and mercury poisoning
  • Hormonal deficiency
  • Drugs, crack, heroin, extreme alcoholism

“Life’s a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death.”  Rosalind Russell

Orthodox Treatments are not very effective

Wasting patient response to regular medical treatments and strategies is very poor.  Medical Cannabis, on the other hand is rapidly getting a reputation as being, by far the best medical treatment available for Cachexia patients.  In fact, some of the most commonly prescribed drugs are synthetically produced THC-based medications.

However, most experienced Medical Doctors find that natural Medical Marijuana with a balanced Cannabinoid profiles work much better than synthetic.  Through personal choice, trial and error – medical marijuana patient’s agree with researchers and pick organic pot over synthetics, hands down.

Top 5 Medications for AIDS Related Wasting

  • Marinol
  • Serostim- Growth Hormone
  • Dronabinol – Steroid
  • Megace

Marinol Side Effects: feeling “high”; nausea, temporary psychosis. Source:

Cachexia Drug Side Effects – Information and Statistics

 Steroids and Growth Hormone:  Consult with a licensed medical doctor experienced in sports medicine.  The top drugs listed – from this public source –  are definitely not the best choice of professionals.

MMJ Doctor – How Cannabis helps in Wasting and Cachexia

Margaret Haney, PhD, Associate Professor of Clinical Neuroscience at Columbia University found that the effects of  herbal marijuana and synthetic THC were almost comparable. In a clinical setting, mmj patient’s appetite improved. Patients  gained weight and slept better in comparison with placebo.

Intoxication resulted, except in low doses, but effects were rated positively, “good drug effect” in most marijuana patients.


“Comedy comes from a place of hurt. Charlie Chaplin was starving and broke in London, and that’s where he got his character ‘the tramp’ from. It’s a bad situation that he transformed into comedic one, and millions of dollars at time when $1000 bought a farm.”


Mmj Doctors in California: Recommend Medical Marijuana to treat Cachexia and Wasting Syndrome.  Our Mmj Doctors provide 420 patients with the legal paperwork (medical marijuana card) so they may use, possess and grow Medical Marijuana in the State of California.

About the process:

  • Schedule your appointment online. We are open 7 days from 11 am to 7pm.
  • You will have an in-person evaluation with CA Medical Board Licensed Medical Marijuana Doctor.
  • In case if approved You will receive your marijuana card right away .  You don’t pay until you’re approved.
  • Your mmj application is confidential and the questionnaire does contain any self incriminating queries.


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