Most people think that because of the munchies, that cannabis causes weight gain and would be anything but helpful for those who are trying lose weight. It turns out the opposite might be true! A recent study from the American Journal of Epidemiology found that rates of obesity are about 1/3 lower among regular cannabis users than non-cannabis users. [http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2011/08/24/aje.kwr200.abstract]
This patient of ours lost 82 pounds by using cannabis to help regulate her appetite!