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Understanding Cannabinoids and Terpenoids, Part 1

Marijuana gets us high and has medical benefits because it contains hundreds of compounds that affect our bodies and minds. The main categories of compounds we care about are cannabinoids and terpenoids. Cannabinoids provide us the primary marijuana high, and some medical benefits. Marijuana is the only plant that produces some cannabinoid compounds. Terpenoids provide […]

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Three Ways to Avoid Being Fat Because of Marijuana Munchies

One of the main medical benefits of marijuana—used to help patients who’re losing weight due to chemotherapy, HIV, anorexia, or other appetite loss problems—is for increasing appetite. It’s called the “marijuana munchies.” For many of us, getting high and eating is like getting high and listening to music, having sex, playing video games, watching movies, […]

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Marijuana Munchies: Why Does Getting High Increase Your Appetite?

For medical marijuana users, marijuana munchies can be the gift of life. For “recreational” marijuana users, marijuana munchies are an entertaining marijuana side-effect that creates profits for fast food restaurants and candy makers. So what’s really going on that makes most of us hungrier when we use marijuana? What causes the munchies? Scientists and medical […]

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