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Answered 2006-12-18 15:43:22

THC triggers the CB1 receptor in the brain. The CB1 receptor is responsible for stimulating hunger. So, you get hungry. Currently, there is research being done on the possibility of blocking this receptor as a means of fighting obesity.

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How do you treat poor appetite?

although it is illegal, the use of marijuana will increase appetite

Can smoking weed make you skinnier?

The marijuana itself has no influence on your weight gain/loss. Marijuana does, however, cause an increase in appetite and that again may lead to weightgain.

Is marijuana helpful with cancer patients?

Marijuana is mostly used with chemotherapy patients. It can increase appetite and reduce nausea.

Does marijuana effect taste buds?

Marijuana in and of itself will not effect the taste buds. However, marijuana can increase your appetite, making food more appealing.

Benifits of marijuana?

Marijuana has been used to cure muscle, nerve and psychological pains. Researchers have also given marijuana to AIDS patients to increase appetite

How can you increase your appetite?

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What is marijuana used to treat?

It is used to increase appetite and decrease nausea in cancer and AIDS patients.

Can Marijuana help for nusea?

Not for everyone, but for most people, yes. Marijuana is commonly prescribed to treat nausea and increase appetite in cancer and AIDS patients.

Does marijuana increase appetite?

depends on the person, but most of the time, when people smoke, they get the "munchies" and eat everything

How can marijuana effect your body parts?

Marijuana will cause you to have bad judgement, impaired reaction time, Impaired coordination and loss of appetite.

Can prenatal vitamins cause an increase in your appetite?

Speaking from experience, I believe that they do.

What are the short-term effects of Marijuana?

Red eyes, increased heart rate, dry mouth, and an increase in appetite.

Why do doctors prescribe marijuana to patients who have cancer?

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When you are pregnant with month does your appetite increase?

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How do drugs affect ones eating habits?

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What medicines enhances the appetite?

Marijuana. Exercise.

Does Marijuana cause weight loss?

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Why is marijuana good for?

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Can marijuana help people that have cancer to gain hunger?

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Why does marijuana boost your appetite?

This is because it affects the part of your brain that controls appetite, sleepiness, and happiness. It affects your cannabinoid receptors, which control all these side effects you get when you use marijuana.

Is marijuana the only cure to cancer?

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What are the side effects of combining marijuana and adderall?

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Can marijuana help aids patients?

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