Many people associate taking cannabis with the ‘munchies,’ and naturally assume that patients must be laying around and eating chocolate cake all day. However, nothing could be further from the truth, and that’s according to numerous studies.In fact, not only are cannabis users not on the whole obese, they actually run less risk of becoming morbidly overweight than people who don’t take medical cannabis, as we are about to reveal…
While the ‘munchies’ are a good thing for a variety of people suffering from appetite issues, as a result of HIV or toxic cancer treatments, cannabis is thought to speed up a person’s metabolism, and is now being associated with lower BMI rates, especially in the West.
It’s an interesting statistic that cannabis consumers eat or drink up to 600 more calories per day than non-users. Although, paradoxically, cannabis patients score lower on the body-mass index (BMI) scale, on average.
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