Study links pot smoking and weight loss

September 8, 2011 4:26:21 AM PDT
Researchers have found a surprising link between smoking marijuana and a lower risk of obesity.

Although a common side effect of cannabis is the "munchies," the results of a French study showed about a 10 percent lower rate of obesity in people who frequently smoke marijuana compared with those who never have.

Researchers believe some components of marijuana may help people lose weight, however they emphasized that people should not smoke marijuana to lose weight.