Did you know that marijuana has weight loss properties? For many people, losing weight can be an uphill battle. So, how can weed help? The psychological implications that cause weight gain and obesity can be relieved from using cannabis in your diet. Yes, it can have the adverse effect if a person that consumes marijuana also overeats. However, people do not gain weight just from overeating, it’s truly an emotional association that makes it even more prohibitive to drop the pounds.

In his book The Marijuana Diet, author Dr. Art Glass states, “Marijuana helps you get in touch with yourself, let go of the crap you don’t need, and when you let go of that psychological crap, you will let go of your weight.”

But how exactly can cannabis keep the weight off? Researchers are saying that cannabis has a healthy effect on the metabolic system of the body. In a study conducted by the American Journal of Medicine, researchers determined that cannabis supports maintenance of lower insulin levels. Additionally, the waist circumference of the participants were significantly less than people who did not use cannabis.

Another new discovery published in the American Journal of Epidemiology concludes that rates of obesity are decreased by about 1/3 in people who smoke cannabis three times a week or more, versus those who do not partake. This is beneficial for those cannabis consumers because they are less susceptible to dangerous fat. From the “mind over matter” philosophy to scientific evidence, cannabis shows to be a multidimensional tool in health.

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