Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

The active ingredient in marijuana is THC that binds to endocannabinoid receptors in the brain to stimulate hunger.  That’s why most people who use marijuana experience “the munchies”.  One the most successful weight loss drugs was one that inhibited the binding of endocannabinoids to its receptors.  Unfortunately, it also caused suicidal thoughts.  Although a telephone survey states that current users have a lower BMI, science indicates with continued use of marijuana that their BMI levels should significantly increase.

Can Marijuana Really Reduce Pot Bellies And Obesity?

“Dude, where’s my fat?” Attention daily marijuana users, according to a recently published study, you may be more likely to have a lower body mass index (BMI) or less likely to be obese or overweight than non-users. Got that? Hello? Are you there? Can you hear me?