I'm new to these forums and I have an idea that I'd like to get some input on. I reciently took a university course on drugs and behavior in society, and I learned quite a bit about the effects of Marijuana. Some of the things I noted: 1. Initially, pot incur's the "munchies" in novice users, however chronic users typically do not get the munchies, and often pot will exhibit appetitite suppression. 2. Marijuana when ingested into the body (through whichever means), is sent to the brain as well as stored in fat. Chronic users experience a buildup of THC in their fat which is slowly released over time, which causes pot to not have physically addictive traits. 3. Ingested Marijuana is metabolized in the liver - chronic users metabolize THC faster then occasional users (as their liver becomes more efficient at it) This encouraged me to come up with the following hypothesis: 1. If THC was consumed by a chronic individual as an appetite suppressant (as it cures boredom better then food, ie sugar). 2. The user then quits chronic use and substantially lowers daily ingestion of THC, but continues his developed habit of eating less (600-800 calories a day, while supplimenting with necessary vitamins for calcium loss and missing nutrients) Would this encourage the metabolization of fat to keep levels of THC in the blood at a non-withdrawl level? Since the liver is metabolizing fat at a relatively constant rate to keep levels high, could it be assumed that the body's metabolism may increase and promote rapid weight loss? I have personally been testing this theory and have gone from weighing 270 pounds to about 230 in about 2 months. I am however reluctant to attribute my success directly to marijuana as obviously other factors such as my own personal will and drive may have attributed for my successful curving of my appetite. I would appreciate any feedback on this and would like comments from anyone else who may have experienced similar benefits, or even those who can give me opposition as to why this theory may be incorrect.