Medical marijuana—an obesity problem or opportunity?

  title={Medical marijuana—an obesity problem or opportunity?},
  author={Frank L. Greenway and John P. Kirwan},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
Marijuana for medical or recreational use is now legal in 33 of the 50 United States (US) and in the District of Columbia. Since marijuana had previously been illegal, and still is at the federal level, marijuana research has been limited with a few notable exceptions. On the surface, one might assume that marijuana would only exacerbate the obesity epidemic as increased appetite is a well-known side effect; however, initial obesity research suggests that this assumption may be premature… 

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