In a society highly focused on physical appearance, people are increasingly using the so-called performance and image-enhancing drugs (PIEDs) or life-style drugs as an easy way to control weight. Preliminary data from online sources (e.g. websites, drug forums, e-newsletters) suggest an increased use of cannabis amongst the general population as a PIED due to its putative weight-loss properties. The use of cannabis and/or cannabis-related products to lose weight may represent a new substance-use trend that should be carefully monitored and adequately investigated, especially in light of the well-known adverse psychiatric and somatic effects of cannabis, its possible interaction with other medications/drugs and the unknown and potentially dangerous composition of synthetic cannabimimetics preparations. Data from online sources suggest an increased use of cannabis amongst the general population as a "performance and image-enhancing drug" due to its putative weight-loss properties. The use of cannabis and/or cannabis-related products to lose weight may represent a new substance-use trend that should be carefully monitored and adequately investigated, especially in light of the well-known adverse psychiatric and somatic effects of cannabis, its possible interaction with other medications/drugs and the potentially dangerous composition of synthetic cannabimimetics preparations.

Cannabis a self medication drug for weight management. the never ending story / Bersani, FRANCESCO SAVERIO; Santacroce, R; Coviello, M; Imperatori, C; Francesconi, Marta; Vicinanza, Roberto; Minichino, Amedeo; Corazza, O.. - In: DRUG TESTING AND ANALYSIS. - ISSN 1942-7603. - ELETTRONICO. - 8:2(2016), pp. 177-179. [10.1002/dta.1891]

Cannabis a self medication drug for weight management. the never ending story

BERSANI, FRANCESCO SAVERIO;FRANCESCONI, MARTA;VICINANZA, ROBERTO;MINICHINO, AMEDEO;Corazza, O.
2016

Abstract

In a society highly focused on physical appearance, people are increasingly using the so-called performance and image-enhancing drugs (PIEDs) or life-style drugs as an easy way to control weight. Preliminary data from online sources (e.g. websites, drug forums, e-newsletters) suggest an increased use of cannabis amongst the general population as a PIED due to its putative weight-loss properties. The use of cannabis and/or cannabis-related products to lose weight may represent a new substance-use trend that should be carefully monitored and adequately investigated, especially in light of the well-known adverse psychiatric and somatic effects of cannabis, its possible interaction with other medications/drugs and the unknown and potentially dangerous composition of synthetic cannabimimetics preparations. Data from online sources suggest an increased use of cannabis amongst the general population as a "performance and image-enhancing drug" due to its putative weight-loss properties. The use of cannabis and/or cannabis-related products to lose weight may represent a new substance-use trend that should be carefully monitored and adequately investigated, especially in light of the well-known adverse psychiatric and somatic effects of cannabis, its possible interaction with other medications/drugs and the potentially dangerous composition of synthetic cannabimimetics preparations.
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