Increased appetite, or what some call the “munchies,” is a common physical effect of marijuana. Researchers from Yale School of Medicine recently conducted a study to find out why appetite increases when using marijuana even when people are full. Their findings, which are published in the journal Nature, show that neurons which usually shut down eating are actually doing the opposite by promoting hunger. They are basically fooling the brain’s central feeding system into thinking the body is hungry. David W. Wallace describes it as “pressing the car breaks but accelerating instead.”
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