Marijuana is a drug that is yet to show any negative effects from it. Many different studies show that Marijuana should be legalized due to the happiness it spreads through the community and the lack of evidence of any negative side effects it causes.
However, a recent study was conducted by a team of researchers from Michigan State University which proves that people who use marijuana will lose weight and weigh less compared to people who don’t.
The study was led by an assistant professor of family medicine called Omayma Alshaarawy, who published the study and the results in the journal of International Journal of Epidemiology. The study suggests that the use of cannabis will slow your rate of gaining extra weight, which is why numbers show lower weights for marijuana smokers.
Dr. Omayma commented on her results saying, “Over a three-year period, all participants showed a weight increase, but interestingly, those who used marijuana had less of an increase compared to those that never used. Our study builds on mounting evidence that this opposite effect occurs. We found that users, even those who just started, were more likely to be at a normal, healthier weight and stay at that weight. Only 15% of persistent users were considered obese compared to 20% of non-users.”
The study included the use of 33,000 patients, where some uses marijuana and others don’t. The values show a lower BMI value for marijuana smokers than the rest of the participants. There is no proof on what actually causes the weight loss, yet the weight itself is observable.