Why Weed Gives You The Munchies, Explained By Neuroscience

 In Lifestyle, National News, Plant Science, Recreational Marijuana


Getting high tends to make the prospect of a late-night snack (or a second dinner) suddenly very appealing. But why?

According to neuroscientists at Yale School of Medicine, marijuana seems to highjack neurons in the brain that are normally geared toward suppressing appetite.

In a study on mice, the researchers observed how the appetite centers of the brain respond to marijuana — and what they observed wasn’t what they were expecting.

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