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Treating eating disorders with medical cannabis


Eating disorders are diagnosable conditions that have a direct impact on physical, mental and emotional health of the patient. The most common among these disorders are bulimia, anorexia, and binge-eating.

Unfortunately, these disorders and their impact go much deeper than eating habits. These disorders have a strong effect on the patient’s mental health. Surveys show that eating disorders are highly prevalent in the world. In the US, for example, approximately 30 million men and women have been affected by an eating disorder during their lifetime. In particular, adolescent girls and young women are most affected by eating disorders, as shown in many studies.

To overcome this growing health endemic, US states are trying to find effective strategies and treatments. Research indicates that treating eating disorders with medical cannabis could emerge as a practical solution to this problem. As a result of the research on eating disorders and other conditions, many US states have legalized medical marijuana.

Virginia is among the states that gives its citizens the opportunity to use medical cannabis for eating disorders and many other diseases. The state has established a program, named Virginia’s Medical Cannabis Program, where citizens can register for a personalized medical cannabis card that allows them to purchase medical cannabis and CBD products to treat medical conditions, including eating disorders.

Use our licensed professionals to help you sign up for Virginia’s MCP, and get your medical marijuana card quickly.

using medical cannabis for treating anorexia & other eating disorders

The natural components found in the cannabis sativa plant are known for their potent therapeutic effects. In particular, when the psychoactive elements from these extracts are removed through various scientific methods, the resulting compound has increased therapeutic potency without any negative health effects.

The resulting product is called medical cannabis, which is available in the form of various cannabidiol (CBD) products. Medical cannabis can be effective in stimulating the urge to eat in patients who are anorexic more effectively than other methods, and much less intrusively than using a feeding tube.

Using medical cannabis to treat eating disorders can also be effective in helping the patient’s mental, physical and social health recovery.

virginia’s medical cannabis program allows citizens to use medical cannabis to treat bulimia & other eating disorders

Similar to many other US states, Virginia legalized medical cannabis once it became clear that there is a growing body of scientific evidence showing that Virginians can benefit from the use of medical cannabis. The state launched its Medical Cannabis Program, through which citizens can sign up for a medical marijuana identification card that allows them to buy medical cannabis and CBD products.

The MCP signup process involves several steps:

  1. The first step is contact us so that a Virginia licensed medical marijuana professional can consult with you and issue a certificate recommending medical cannabis as a possible treatment for your eating disorder.
  2. In the next step, you fill out an application on the Virginia Department of Health Professions website and submit your recommendation certificate.
  3. In the final step, you wait for your application to be approved, and for your medical cannabis card to be issued.

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Although the MCP process is meant to be straightforward, it involves paperwork that can be complicated and difficult.

As a solution to this problem and the growing number of people needing help, we formed GetMyCardVA. Our team of licensed providers can issue the medical certification as well as complete all of the paperwork necessary for you to obtain your medical marijuana card.

When you utilize our services, we will handle the whole process for you thereby eliminating unnecessary time, effort, and frustration. We will make sure your application is filled out correctly the first time, and that your medical cannabis card is delivered to your doorstep as quickly as possible.

Contact us to apply for Virginia’s MCP successfully!

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