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New study suggests medical marijuana and weight loss correlation

English: Seely Stage (named after the late att...
English: Seely Stage (named after the late attorney Ralph Seely, a medical marijuana activist), Seattle Hempfest, 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A new Health Economics survey released in November suggests that the legalization of medical marijuana could help with America’s obesity problem.

According to the Washington Post, researchers from Cornell University and San Diego State University teamed up to study over 20 years of data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS).


Researchers also believe that legalizing medical marijuana makes the drug more available to the public, mostly referencing the youth, causing them to, “substitute away from highly caloric alcoholic beverages toward a lower-calorie marijuana ‘high,’ resulting in lower body weight and likelihood of obesity.”

There are well researched arguments to counter these findings. Alcohol sales in Colorado have continued to rise, even though marijuana is recreationally legal.

To learn more about the issue, see the full the study. The full Washington Post story can be found here.

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