The ingestion of cannabis induces short-term overeating. However, over their lifetime, regular cannabis users actually have lower BMIs and a lower incidence of obesity compared to people who don’t use cannabis.
What you’ll Learn
- Weight Gain
- Weight Loss
- The Research
The Munchies: How Cannabis can Make you Fat
Everybody knows that smoking weed is going to make you fat because of the munchies. A study done in 1988 published in the journal Appetite from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine looked at six adult male research volunteers. They put them in a residential laboratory for 13 days, and food intake was continuously recorded. Just as you would expect, when they smoked marijuana, it significantly increased their total daily caloric intake by 40%. The men were offered all kinds of foods, but both during private and social periods, they increased their consumption of snack foods especially sweet items like candy bars or soda.
The ingestion of cannabis induces short-term overeating. However, over their lifetime, regular cannabis users actually have lower BMIs and a lower incidence of obesity compared to people who don’t use cannabis. Why is that? I’ve made some really fun and interesting videos to answer that questions.
Dr. Mary Clifton
She provides specialized consultation on patient and provider education, telemedicine and cannabinoids, and has worked with several pharmaceutical, CBD and cannabis corporations on areas of product development, speakers bureau, spokesperson, telemedicine, medical and scientific directorship.
Dr. Clifton is the bestselling author of “The Grass Is Greener: Medical Marijuana, THC & CBD OIL: Reversing Chronic Pain, Inflammation and Disease” and “Get Waisted”, as well as five companion cookbooks. She speaks at major cannabinoid events around the world, including Africa, Europe and Asia.