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Will Legalization of Marijuana Lead to More Obesity?

Colorado and Washington are frequently listed in the top 10 of “fittest” states, but with the legalization of marijuana, will their citizens' health go to pot? Read More

It just might be that...

It just might be that obesity rates will go down. I thought that the research has shown that pot smokers lose weight. There is likely a lot of misinformation out there, and it would be nice to get a lot of it cleared up. Glenn

I don't think it will happen..

I personally don't think so. Sure munchy's do increase one's appetite and make food taste heavenly.. but when it comes to MJ consumption I don't think enough of the citizenry of these states is going to joint the party and become habitual smokers who smoke up several times a day and go on eating frenzies munching down pizzas, and burgers, watching their health decline and their belly size increase, all because weed is legal now.

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Martina M. Cartwright, Ph.D., R.D., is an adjunct professor of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Arizona and an independent biomedical consultant.


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