Are Potheads Obese? Dispelling Half-Baked Lies


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.

Dennis Romero – Yet another study (see this report from 2011) seems to support the idea that daily cannabis users don’t necessarily have more to love, even if they have more to toke:

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:


Informative video on marijuana weight loss and gain. Apparently this doctor is a golfer, so a Quick suggestion…Fast-forward to 1:30 unless you want to hear about the TCP golf course in Arizona…

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Born in Long Beach, raised on the central coast: I surf, dab, burn, and blog – though not necessarily in that order. I'm a husband, a father and a lifelong consumer of connoisseur grade weed. I don't drink alcohol or consume any other "drugs." I consider myself to be living proof that weed is not a gateway drug. If it were, I'd be in some serious trouble. Instead, as a 50-year-old ex-realtor that has been smoking weed for nearly 80% of my life (just did the math) ... I can only say, marijuana is safer than prescription pills or alcohol could ever hope to be for calming what stirs the savage beast.

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