A study conducted by French scientists says that people who don’t smoke marijuana are more likely to be obese than their stoned counterparts. The Daily News reports the researchers found that “between 22% to 25% of participants who didn’t smoke pot were obese.” Only 14% to 17% of people who said they smoke marijuana at least three times a week were overweight. The study followed American adults, so you know the smokers had access to the world’s finest fast foods. Go ahead and eat that Mac ‘n’ Cheese Big Daddy Patty Melt from Denny’s, heady amigo, you earned it.
The researchers want to make it clear that this doesn’t mean smoking weed will make you skinny. Dr. Yann Le Strat, the co-author of the study, says, “The possibility that cannabis is associated with a lower risk of obesity remains an interesting hypothesis, but certainly does not counterbalance its negative effects on health and mental health.”
Nice going, Dr. Yann, way to ruin everyone’s buzz.
You may want to hold off on that Mac ‘n’ Cheese Big Daddy Patty Melt.