Last November, after Washington and Colorado both won the right for their states residents to fire up recreational marijuana, as a means of relaxing. Colorado’s Gov. John Hickenlooper came out and told his states residence not to “break out Cheetos and Goldfish too quickly.” This comment was a not so veiled smear at the perception, that most pot smokers are slovenly, obese gluttons.
Being a stoner… That was born and raised in California – I can tell you that this misinformed characterization is far from accurate.
The study “Metabolic Effects of Chronic Cannabis Smoking,” just published in the journalDiabetes Care, found that daily smokers had less of a particular kind of belly fat and took in the same amount of calories as their non-turned-on brethren.
Researchers looked at 30 people who smoked about 10 joints a day and compared them to 30 who did not.
They found that the weed aficionados did not have a higher caloric intake, though they did end up eating more carbs. According to a summary: