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Marijuana munchies are all in the brain, U.S. study finds


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By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - If recent laws legalizing marijuana in more U.S. states also boost sales of potato chips and brownies, scientists will know why: A study in mice published on Wednesday found, unexpectedly, that the active ingredients in pot essentially make appetite-curbing regions of the brain reverse functions. When that happens, neurons that ordinarily transmit a signal ...

 

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