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Legal Pot Lifts Junk Food Sales: Recreational Marijuana Increases Unhealthy Snacking

May 31, 2019 11:47AM

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Apparently, the fabled marijuana-induced “munchies” cravings don’t have people reaching for carrots. A new study from the University of Connecticut found that shortly after Colorado, Washington and Oregon legalized recreational marijuana, increases in purchases were recorded in those states for potato chips (5.3 percent), cookies (4.1 percent) and ice cream (3.1 percent).


This article appears in the June 2019 issue of Natural Awakenings.

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