Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) causes persistent fatigue (exhaustion) that affects everyday life and doesn’t go away with sleep or rest. It’s estimated around 250,000 people in the UK have CFS and anyone can get the condition, although it’s more common in women than men.

CFS is also known as ME, which stands for myalgic encephalomyelitis. There’s some debate over the correct term to use for the condition.

It usually develops when people are in their early 20s to mid-40s. Children can also be affected, usually between the ages of 13 and 15 and can cause long-term illness and disability, but many people – particularly children and young people – improve over time.

Medical Marijuana Efficacy

Studies show that Cannabinoids found in medical CANNABIS can greatly help relieve symptoms of fatigue, especially for people suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Relief from headaches, a heightened focus, muscle pain relief, an improvement in energy level and anti-depressive tendencies are just some of the positive effects that cannabinoids can have on a patient with fatigue.