Can Cannabis Really Help You Lose Weight?
You don’t have to be a seasoned cannabis user to have a good idea what the munchies are all about. The links between high-THC cannabis and insatiable hunger are well documented, if to a somewhat misleading and stereotypical extent.
In any case, everybody knows that consuming cannabis can trigger the irresistible desire to raid the fridge, and subsequently eat yourself out of house and home. In which case, where’s the logic in suggesting that cannabis could actually help you lose weight?
Some cannabis users swear that weed holds the key to their successful weight management, but is there any truth to this?
In terms of scientific studies, anecdotal evidence and general common sense, the answer might surprise you.
Fact: Cannabis Users Are Less Likely to Be Obese
Connections between cannabis and simplified weight management were first brought to light in 2011, when researchers set out to establish who was more likely to be obese – those who use cannabis or those who didn’t. Two separate surveys were conducted, after which it was discovered that individuals who used cannabis three days a week or more were far less likely to be overweight or obese than those who abstain.