It’s an infamous pop culture portrayal. After smoking marijuana, the main characters in the movie go on an epic junk-food binge, consuming mass quantities of chips, cookies, and whatever other high-calorie, salt-or-sugar-laden snacks they can get. While some neuroscientists have hypotheses, there remains no formal causal evidence to support this notorious effect of marijuana on the human brain.
A new study has found that fewer Americans who are overweight are trying to drop the fats off in recent years. The result left researchers to consider fat acceptance as one of the reasons why.