There are many skeptics when it comes to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS or ME/CFS) due to its unknown cause. Chronic fatigue syndrome is multifaceted and believed to stem from the dysregulation of multiple systems throughout the body. There are dozens of symptoms associated with the syndrome including memory loss, dizziness, fatigue and irritability.
Chronic fatigue is classified as fatigue that cannot be remedied by sleep or rest. Until now, there have been no scientific studies that look at the effects of cannabis use on chronic fatigue syndrome, however there is promising work being done on other disease processes who share symptomology with CFS.
Individuals are often skeptical when it comes to using cannabis to treat symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome due to its relaxing effects. Most people associate cannabis use with relaxation, decompressing, sleep and calming effects. However, certain types of cannabis may also be used for uplifting mood, increasing energy and harnessing focus.