Anorexia nervosa is a mental condition marked by an extreme repugnance to food. People who suffer from the condition usually worry about their weight obsessively. They can lose a considerable amount of weight and suffer from a variety of distressing symptoms such as hair loss and constipation. Their skin may also dry out and their nails may become brittle. Many women also experience reduced menstrual flow or their period may stop altogether.
Medical marijuana can help restore the appetites of patients with anorexia nervosa. Marijuana use may also relieve some of the stress associated with the condition.