Cannabis Can Help You Lose Weight
I know what you're thinking: if smoking weed gives you the munchies then how does it help you lose weight? According to researchers at Cornell and San Diego University, levels of obesity decreased by between 2% and 6% because the legalization of cannabis persuaded people to smoke rather than drink calorie filled alcoholic beverages. Health experts have analyzed 12 years of data, finding that legalizing cannabis has encouraged people to lose weight.
Mirror UK stated, "These findings are consistent with the hypothesis that medical marijuana laws may be more likely to induce marijuana use for health related reasons among older individuals, and cause substitution toward lower-calorie recreational 'highs' among younger individuals." They continued, "Our estimates suggest [weed laws] induce a $58-$118 per person annual reduction in obesity-related medical costs."