Potheads rejoice and revel in your healthy lifestyle choices! In news that will surely get a giggling woo-hoo from stoners everywhere, scientists have concluded that using marijuana makes you less likely to be obese. This seems counterintuitive to anyone who has ever taken Mary Jane out for the night and then had a serious case of the munchies. Surely all those two-in-the-morning trips to 7-11 for Ben and Jerry’s and microwave burritos pile on the pounds, don’t they? But the study (of Nunavuk Inuit stoners) concluded that there is a link between the high usage of cannabis among the Inuit population and the relatively low rates of obesity and diabetes, stating that “obesity prevalence among past-year cannabis users was about half that among nonusers.”
Researchers caution that more study is needed, which sounds like somebody is angling for government funds in order to pay a visit to their dealer. In the meantime, you can roll a fatty confident that you won’t just be thin, you’ll be reefer thin as a result of your 420 Slimming Doobie Diet.