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Using Cannabis in Weight Management

Using natural products that contain cannabinoids for weight management could be worth considering, as it can boost your metabolism, improve your energy levels, and help you lose weight. There are several factors that make it a potential option. One of the factors is that it contains a natural appetite suppressant. Combined with the fact that it is safe to use, cannabis has become an alternative natural therapy to lose weight.


In several studies it has been shown that cannabis use leads to a lower body mass index (BMI) and lower obesity rates. The results suggest that cannabinoids can aid weight management by reversing the effects of the standard diet. (USA) (1)

The endocannabinoid system is involved in regulating several functions throughout the body, including metabolism. Among other things, it is linked to appetite.

The endocannabinoid receptor, known as CB1, is activated by cannabinoids. It is believed that cannabinoids may reduce the body’s lipid levels, improve the gut biome, and reduce inflammation.

Weight Management

Scientists believe that cannabinoids can increase the metabolism, reducing fat storage. They also propose that cannabis may alleviate stress, which is a major cause of obesity.

One study found that mice given a high-fat diet and regular doses of THC were able to maintain a more normal body weight. Another study showed that obese mice treated with THC lost weight.


Despite the hype, CBD has not been shown to be a weight loss miracle. (2) However, its effects on metabolism, fat burning, and appetite suppression may be worth considering.

CBD has been linked to a number of health benefits, including its ability to reduce the incidence of diabetes. (3) Research has also found that cannabinoids have positive metabolic modulation properties. These include reducing cortisol levels, decreasing stress, and boosting the body’s ability to burn calories.

The endocannabinoid system, which includes the CB1 and CB2 receptors, is believed to play a part in controlling the body’s metabolism. The CB1 receptors are mainly located in the central nervous system, while the CB2 receptors are mainly found in the immune and fatty tissue systems.

A recent study reveals that CBD works with the CB2 receptors to reduce the rate of lipogenesis. This means that the body burns more calories throughout the day. This is an important benefit for people seeking to lose weight. (4)


Various terpenes of cannabis are thought to have beneficial effects on the body, including appetite suppression, mood elevation, and an increase in dopamine activity. In addition, the terpenes can help the endocannabinoid system (ECS) produce hormones that support metabolism and metabolism-related activities. These compounds may also support weight management and BMI.

While many studies have documented reproducible terpene profiles, some have not been validated. Standardisation protocols and rigorous analytical procedures are needed to increase the reliability of terpene profile analysis. (5)

Various factors influence terpene composition, including harvest, age, and environmental conditions. These variables can create a large observed variance. In addition, terpene content can be difficult to measure.

Several studies have identified terpenes in cannabis. The terpene content of inflorescence samples was quantified using headspace gas chromatography mass spectrometry.

Canna-butter edibles

Getting cannabis-butter edibles is a great way to get the medicinal properties of the plant into your diet. It can also help you achieve weight loss goals. You may not be familiar with this option, but it is a relatively easy way to boost your nutrition. (6)

Using canna-butter can add a stoney kick to any dish. You can make canna-butter at home, or you may be able to buy it at your local pharmacy.

The process of infusing butter is not complicated, but it does take time. It’s important to follow the proper steps and be sure to measure your ingredients correctly. You want to be sure you are making the correct batch size.

You should make sure you use high-quality, organic butter. You will also need to heat your butter to at least 93 degrees celsius. This will ensure that it is cooked evenly.

Endocannabinoid system

Various studies have shown that the endocannabinoid system may regulate weight. (7) The endocannabinoid system, also known as the ECS, is a complex cell-signalling system that controls many functions of the body. It has been suggested that the ECS plays a role in homeostasis and energy metabolism.

Several types of cannabinoids interact with the endocannabinoid receptors, and the effects of the cannabinoids depend on the receptors that are activated. Some of these cannabinoids are known to have therapeutic uses in treating nausea and cancer. However, it is unclear how these cannabinoids affect the brain’s reward system.

The endocannabinoid receptors are found throughout the body. They can bind to two different receptors, CB1 and CB2. The CB1 receptors are located in the hypothalamus and the central nervous system, while CB2 receptors are found in immune cells. They are thought to be involved in regulating appetite and food intake.

In conclusion, the role of cannabis in weight management is not fully understood and requires further research. While some studies have suggested that cannabis may have potential benefits for weight loss, others have found no significant effects.

Additionally, the potential risks and side effects of using cannabis for weight loss should be carefully considered. It is important for individuals to consult with their healthcare provider before using cannabis for weight management or any other medical purpose.

Overall, more research is needed to fully understand the effects of cannabis on weight and to determine its potential role in weight management.

About Us

CannaTelehealth, specialises in providing online consultations for various healthcare needs, including assistance with alcohol addiction. Our platform is designed to facilitate the use of advanced telehealth technology by medical professionals, ensuring the security and privacy of patient information in compliance with regulations.

We have developed an online system that simplifies the process of booking appointments with qualified and experienced General Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, who can assist patients in accessing prescriptions for Medicinal Cannabis for their medical conditions. Our telehealth system is fully supported by our clinical team, guaranteeing that all consultations are conducted by appropriately qualified healthcare professionals.

Our doctors are authorised to prescribe Medicinal Cannabis under Schedule 8 of the Therapeutic Goods Act. In the initial consultation, your nurse or doctor will collaborate with you to determine the suitability of Medicinal Cannabis for your specific symptoms and conditions. If deemed appropriate, they will then apply for TGA approval for your electronic prescription, which can be presented at your pharmacy of choice.

Medical Cannabis Doctors Online Treatment and Consults

CannaTelehealth’s doctors have extensive experience in assessing patients for medicinal cannabis. Prior to having an online consultation with our healthcare professionals it is a good idea to write down your questions before your consultation so that you don’t forget them.

Our doctors will review your medical history and confirm that you meet the criteria for a medicinal cannabis prescription under the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) Special Access Scheme. We will then either prescribe medication through the Authorised Prescriber pathway or submit your application to the TGA and you should receive your product within 2 business days.

All our doctors are trained under the TGA authorised prescriber scheme and have detailed knowledge of how cannabis affects the body. Our doctors are also able to recommend the best dosage and type of cannabis for your condition. Our doctors are able to prescribe all forms of medicinal cannabis including capsules, tinctures, sprays and vape cartridges.

The cost of your medical cannabis will vary depending on your condition and the specific product that is recommended for you.

Our clinic offers bulk billing for patients who have been approved by the DVA. This is worth checking for your eligibility criteria for this discounted online consultation.

Book a consultation – Follow the simple steps to engaging with an online health professional who will assess your eligibility for alternative treatments such as medicinal cannabis and what might be the cause of your chronic pain.

To contact us at CannaTelehealth you can either go directly to the website and add your details directly to our ‘Contact Us Form’ We will contact you within 1 hour. Normally our online healthcare professionals who are pain medicine specialists will have a booking time within 1 day if suitable. Alternatively you may contact us via info@cannatelehealth.com.au.


  1. Endocannabinoids in the regulation of appetite and body weight T C Kirkham 1Behav Pharmacol. 2005 Sep;16(5-6):297-313.
  2. Oral THC: CBD cannabis extract in main symptoms of Alzheimer disease: agitation and weight loss B Palmieri 1 2, M Vadalà 1Clin Ter . 2023 Jan-Feb;174(1):53-60. doi: 10.7417/CT.2023.2497.
  3. Cannabinoids and terpenes for diabetes mellitus and its complications: from mechanisms to new therapies Esmaeel Ghasemi-Gojani 1, Igor Kovalchuk 2, Olga Kovalchuk 3 Trends Endocrinol Metab. 2022 Dec;33(12):828-849. doi: 10.1016/j.tem.2022.08.003.
  4. Cannabinoids for clinicians: the rise and fall of the cannabinoid antagonists Helen Butler 1, Márta Korbonits Eur J Endocrinol. 2009 Nov;161(5):655-62. doi: 10.1530/EJE-09-0511. Epub 2009 Sep 3.
  5. Cannabis and Cannabis Edibles: A Review Han Peng 1, Fereidoon Shahidi 1J Agric Food Chem. 2021 Feb 17;69(6):1751-1774. doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.0c07472. Epub 2021 Feb 8.
  6. The effects of cannabinoids on the endocrine system Magdalena Borowska, Agata Czarnywojtek, Nadia Sawicka-Gutaj, Kosma Woliński 1, Maria Teresa Płazińska, Przemysław Mikołajczak, Marek Ruchała Endokrynol Pol. 2018;69(6):705-719. doi: 10.5603/EP.a2018.0072.

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