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Why are marijuana smokers not overweight?

Why are marijuana smokers not overweight?

Many are overweight: Two research studies that made the news in 2011 found 14%-17% of marijuana users (3 or more times/week) were obese. Presumably, many other mj users were overweight but not obese. Their findings in people who did not use mj showed 22%-25% of non-users were obese. Perhaps people who tend to become mj users are less obese to start with, or maybe mj users use mj instead of food to soothe their stress. ...Read more

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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Whats wrong can't get THC out of body I am 37 a slighty overweight woman haven't smoked marijuana in about 72 days my THC levels are 71 it was 78 , two weeks ago what's happening why wont my body expel it

Whats wrong can't get THC out of body I am 37 a slighty overweight woman haven't smoked marijuana in about 72 days my THC levels are 71 it was 78 , two weeks ago what's happening why wont my body expel it

Stored in the Fat: Cannabis is stored in the fat and so tends to linger around longer in patients with more fat. Also the testing we do on cannabis levels is not always that precise..In particular, the same sample might have significantly different levels found on repeat testing. So your levels may have gone down more than indicated. Bottom line, it sounds like you are doing well and hope you feel better. ...Read more

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My husband feels nauseous all day every day and has no appetite.....Eating used to be a favorite thing. He is 74 years old, not overweight, eats a vegetarian diet including lots of fruit and eggs. He exercises and uses marijuana to help with the nausea. H

My husband feels nauseous all day every day and has no appetite.....Eating used to be a favorite thing. He is 74 years old, not overweight, eats a vegetarian diet including lots of fruit and eggs. He exercises and uses marijuana to help with the nausea. H

Needs medical eval.: Nausea and decreased appetite can be symptoms of many underlying disorders, both physical and emotional. Your husband needs a complete evaluation with medical history, physical examination and probably screening laboratory tests. If nothing physical is found, exploration of mental health issues should be done as well, since depression/anxiety can do this. Pot may be part of problem as well. ...Read more

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I was a heavy daily cannabis smoker for 12 months, i'm also overweight. I have quit 70 days ago. Will i test positive in a urine drug test in a week?

I was a heavy daily cannabis smoker for 12 months, i'm also overweight. I have quit 70 days ago. Will i test positive in a urine drug test in a week?

it is possible: You can purchase your own urine drug test for cannabis for about $20 at any pharmacy and test yourself and see. The heavier the use, the longer people remain positive, and ditto for the heavier you are. ...Read more

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Is smoking of marijuana in a way helpful to the smoker?

Is smoking of marijuana in a way helpful to the smoker?

Maybe: Discussing the merits of medical marijuana, or the unfounded claims on which today's cannabis laws were based, isn't possible here. If you must do something to make yourself silly or relieve the tedium of life, you're much better off doing this than getting blotto/mean drunk, or using some of the very-dangerous stuff like heroin or cocaine or meth. ...Read more

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I have to get blood taken for my physical and I am a frequent smoker of both tabacco and marijuana, will this effect the results i smoked about an hour ago

I have to get blood taken for my physical and I am a frequent smoker of both tabacco and marijuana, will this effect the results i smoked about an hour ago

Depends: Drugs are rarely looked for in blood tests - the preferred testing is of urine. Doctors usually do not do drug testing for a routine physical, and if they were, they would get urine either instead of or in addition to blood. It is never the wrong time to quit smoking, especially of tobacco, and you need to consider whether the marijuana is a problem as well. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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How long will marijuana stay in your system if your a continuous smoker?

How long will marijuana stay in your system if your a continuous smoker?

Can be a long time: Chronic smokers of cannabis/marijuana/thc can test positive long after their last use. The two main tests that will reveal evidence of use at this later time are hair sample and urine sample. The average time following last use for a urine test is often cited as 30 days, but can be much longer. Thc can be stored in fat cells and released at a later time giving a positive test long after last use. ...Read more

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Can THC be in your system in your around marijuana smokers without actually smoking it?

See below.: It would need to be a very high concentration in a closed room for a prolonged period. In other words, casual contact with secondary smoke will not lead to measurable levels of thc. ...Read more

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I can't find a concrete answer anywhere; is Marijuana addictive or not? And what if the smoker has an addictive/obsessive personality?

You haven't looked: Marijuana dependency (addiction) is a diagnostic term used by both the DSM in the US, and the World Health Organization guidelines elsewhere. You are on medications that indicate either a bipolar diagnosis or some form of thought disorder (schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder etc.). Marijuana is particularly bad for you, and at your age affects your ability to learn, remember and intelligence. ...Read more

Marijuana (Definition)

Marijuana refers to the various preparations of the Cannabis plant into the psychoactive drug for recreational use ...Read more


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