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(Academic Times)   Dr. Chong proves the existence of the weed munchies. No, really   (academictimes.com) divider line
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2021-01-13 11:33:06 AM  
Doctor Cheech concurs
 
2021-01-13 11:39:43 AM  
They should have also looked at alcohol sales in legal weed states and come to the conclusion that consuming junk food instead of a booze binge is actually harm reduction. Now if you will excuse me my floor burger is getting cold...

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2021-01-13 12:40:41 PM  
If weed were completely available, say even at the grocery store, do you suppose all the moms feeding the rioters could stop future destruction?

I hate what substance abuse has done to a couple of my kids, but if saving the nation from authoritarian regimes is the benefit, let's get cracking on home delivery.
 
2021-01-13 12:55:54 PM  
Dr. Chong

He is the holder of a Ph.D., an M.A., a B.A., and is a BMF besides.
 
2021-01-13 12:55:56 PM  
Shut up and pas the cheetos.
 
2021-01-13 12:58:04 PM  

cherryl taggart: If weed were completely available, say even at the grocery store, do you suppose all the moms feeding the rioters could stop future destruction?

I hate what substance abuse has done to a couple of my kids, but if saving the nation from authoritarian regimes is the benefit, let's get cracking on home delivery.


Where I live weed is available at both the grocery store and the gas station.
We aren't at risk of any riots so perhaps your plan has merit.
 
2021-01-13 1:00:07 PM  
I thought pistachios were the recommended diet for stoners.

The shelled kind.  It takes time to unshell them.

Also, you get distracted by the smiley faces.
 
2021-01-13 1:03:53 PM  
Have healthy snacks around. Problem solved.
 
2021-01-13 1:06:27 PM  

spongeboob: Doctor Cheech concurs


Dr. Greenthumb also concurs
 
2021-01-13 1:07:37 PM  
In our house, Friday night is "eat whatever you want " night. I usually choose pizza and you're damn right I step out back and smoke up beforehand so I have the appetite to eat the whole thing. Not healthy, but extremely satisfying.
Helped my wife get through chemo, too.
 
2021-01-13 1:07:48 PM  
I never have had the munchies. But, when I was severely ill, edibles gave me my appetite back again.
 
2021-01-13 1:10:12 PM  
In my 20's I could smoke a bowl and just eat huge amounts of crap - pizzas, double cheeseburgers, Chips Ahoy. It was terrible - I would feel so sick, but I would still do it. As I got older I began to make the observation that it was more about the flavor and textures than the actual quantity of food. So now I try to have more things like lolipops and Swedish Fish around the house for when I smoke, rather than tons of fast food or chips/cookies. I still have my fair share of junk food, mind you, I just don't consume it all in one night like I used to when I was at my worst.
 
2021-01-13 1:10:32 PM  

mateomaui: Have healthy snacks around. Problem solved.


Yeah you say that like someone who has never eaten an entire batch of hot-n-spicy kale chips in one sitting and then spent the whole night wondering if like, maybe there were worms on the leafs? And what if they end up crawling around your stomach like that forever?
 
2021-01-13 1:12:16 PM  
I love Goldfishes cause they're so delicious!

Gone Goldfishin'.
 
2021-01-13 1:14:32 PM  
I doubt it's the weed.
I think sometimes I just get the urge to eat until I vomit.
 
2021-01-13 1:14:36 PM  
What about the whole "turns you into a lizard" thing they warned about? Any peer-reviewed studies on that?
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2021-01-13 1:15:01 PM  
I don't get the munchies from weed, but I might be an outlier.

Beer though...oh lawd. Hide the snacks.
 
2021-01-13 1:15:41 PM  

Jubeebee: mateomaui: Have healthy snacks around. Problem solved.

Yeah you say that like someone who has never eaten an entire batch of hot-n-spicy kale chips in one sitting and then spent the whole night wondering if like, maybe there were worms on the leafs? And what if they end up crawling around your stomach like that forever?


They're talking about weed, not acid, man.
 
2021-01-13 1:21:57 PM  

fragMasterFlash: They should have also looked at alcohol sales in legal weed states and come to the conclusion that consuming junk food instead of a booze binge is actually harm reduction. Now if you will excuse me my floor burger is getting cold...

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You mean like the same researchers did in their previous paper, as was mentioned prominently in the article?

In a 2020 paper for the Canadian Journal of Economics, Chong, Baggio and Sungoh Kwon of the Korea Institute of Public Finance found that legalizing marijuana led to a more than 12% drop in alcohol sales.
 
2021-01-13 1:24:02 PM  

Jubeebee: mateomaui: Have healthy snacks around. Problem solved.

Yeah you say that like someone who has never eaten an entire batch of hot-n-spicy kale chips in one sitting and then spent the whole night wondering if like, maybe there were worms on the leafs? And what if they end up crawling around your stomach like that forever?


I actually despise kale chips.
 
2021-01-13 1:31:21 PM  
The words "kale" and "chips" should never be allowed to be used in the same sentence.
 
2021-01-13 1:32:29 PM  

oxnard_montalvo: The words "kale" and "chips" should never be allowed to be used in the same sentence.


"This kale tastes like cow chips"
 
2021-01-13 1:33:34 PM  

gunsmack: oxnard_montalvo: The words "kale" and "chips" should never be allowed to be used in the same sentence.

"This kale tastes like cow chips"


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2021-01-13 1:34:01 PM  
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2021-01-13 1:34:44 PM  
He treated My Eye Earache.
 
2021-01-13 1:35:31 PM  

oxnard_montalvo: The words "kale" and "chips" should never be allowed to be used in the same sentence.


"I gathered these Buffalo chips from the herd that was over there munching on some kale" is the only instance I can think of it being ok.
 
2021-01-13 1:37:34 PM  
This theory was proven many years ago, using the empirical method, by me and a bunch of my friends.
 
2021-01-13 1:38:32 PM  
In college, I took a sociology class about drugs. The teacher was adamant in one session that "munchies" from being stoned is a CULTURAL thing and uniquely American.

I don't know how true that is now that we have the internet and culture spreads easier and quicker, but I do know that I never got munchies again from smoking pot after that class. So there is something to it.
 
2021-01-13 1:38:54 PM  
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"Hurry up, DoorDash Dude!!"
 
2021-01-13 1:42:43 PM  
I'd be smoking a lot more weed watching this impeachment debate, but I just mute it whenever an (R) is up to speak.
 
2021-01-13 1:49:29 PM  
I discovered this fact in college.

I was a total stoner, but I discovered that smoking before Thermodynamics or Differential Equations classes did more harm than good, so I'd wait until after my last class to smoke up.

I'd go thru the day satisfying my appetite with like a couple of pieces of toast for breakfast and a bagel sandwich for lunch, but after getting high, it would take a 16 oz steak or an entire pizza to satisfy.
/smoking before Philosophy classes was awesome, though
 
2021-01-13 2:11:47 PM  

oxnard_montalvo: The words "kale" and "chips" should never be allowed to be used in the same sentence.


"Get that f'in kale out of my face and give me the chips.  Where's the lighter?"
 
2021-01-13 2:17:52 PM  
               "Dr. Chong?"
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2021-01-13 2:21:00 PM  
Okay, Dr. Chong (if that really is your name and you really are a doctor) if weed makes people eat more junk food, then why are stoners less likely to gain weight?
 
2021-01-13 2:26:05 PM  
"You think marijuana does no harm - that's pretty much the consensus today," said Georgia State University economist Alberto Chong in an interview with The Academic Times.

Literally nobody think this.

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2021-01-13 2:36:38 PM  
I just clicked back on this thread to read the comments again and realized that in the last 30 mins I smoked a bowl and made 8 eggos.
 
2021-01-13 2:40:52 PM  
We used to have a cooking day on 4/20 where everyone brought something leaded. Sweet, savory, just about anything you could imagine.

That's a hell of a feedback loop.
 
2021-01-13 2:45:06 PM  
This paper deserves an Ig Nobel.
 
2021-01-13 2:58:50 PM  
Thanks for that update, Cheech. The FDA approved THC (Marinol) as an anorexia treatment in 1985.

Meanwhile, buried in all the concern over the health effects of a 5% rise in junk food consumption, there was this:

In a 2020 paper for the Canadian Journal of Economics, Chong, Baggio and Sungoh Kwon of the Korea Institute of Public Finance found that legalizing marijuana led to a more than 12% drop in alcohol sales. The paper used similar metrics - U.S. state-level statistics and Nielsen sales data - as the more recent junk food study.

In public-health terms, I'm pretty sure the gain from a 12% drop in booze usage would more than offset the cost of a 5% increase in munchie consumption, especially since alcohol use also correlates positively with eating more junk food.
 
2021-01-13 3:01:23 PM  

geekbikerskum: This paper deserves an Ig Nobel.


Ig Nobels are reserved for genuine scientific discoveries. I don't know what this paper is supposed to be, but it sure isn't anything groundbreaking.
 
2021-01-13 3:12:59 PM  
I distinctly remember being at a Dead show in Memphis, in the break between sets, when the jumbotron flashed a big message: "HUNGRY?" -- advertising for the concession stands. And I thought, "You assholes. I wasn't thinking about it until now."
 
2021-01-13 3:18:34 PM  
Well, he hasn't ruled out it making you less restrained and more impulsive in general, including buying stuff.
 
2021-01-13 3:24:57 PM  

fragMasterFlash: They should have also looked at alcohol sales in legal weed states and come to the conclusion that consuming junk food instead of a booze binge is actually harm reduction. Now if you will excuse me my floor burger is getting cold...

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That video of The Hoff was actually taken by his own daughter. I can't even smart, never mind funny that.
 
2021-01-13 3:31:02 PM  
Not everyone has the same results.  I never had munchies.  I just wanted to go biking.
 
2021-01-13 3:39:32 PM  
Oh, well, back to the opioid epidemic I guess...
 
2021-01-13 3:40:06 PM  

uttertosh: fragMasterFlash: They should have also looked at alcohol sales in legal weed states and come to the conclusion that consuming junk food instead of a booze binge is actually harm reduction. Now if you will excuse me my floor burger is getting cold...

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That video of The Hoff was actually taken by his own daughter. I can't even smart, never mind funny that.


I know, bad parenting, right? He should have gotten a floor burger for her too.
 
2021-01-13 3:41:58 PM  

mateomaui: Have healthy snacks around. Problem solved.


This. People who want to eat crap are going to eat crap, regardless of being high. If you want to be healthy, you'll have healthy snacks around and eat those instead.
 
2021-01-13 3:57:48 PM  
Is Alberto his given name or the one he chose because no one could pronounce his real name? There is another option his parents chose Alberto so he would be more American.

I have a lot of Vietnamese friends that use more American sounding names.
 
2021-01-13 4:06:55 PM  

knobmaker: Okay, Dr. Chong (if that really is your name and you really are a doctor) if weed makes people eat more junk food, then why are stoners less likely to gain weight?


It's the tobacco that so many weed users indulge in.  Duh.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti​c​les/PMC3377777/

Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: fragMasterFlash: They should have also looked at alcohol sales in legal weed states and come to the conclusion that consuming junk food instead of a booze binge is actually harm reduction. Now if you will excuse me my floor burger is getting cold...

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You mean like the same researchers did in their previous paper, as was mentioned prominently in the article?

In a 2020 paper for the Canadian Journal of Economics, Chong, Baggio and Sungoh Kwon of the Korea Institute of Public Finance found that legalizing marijuana led to a more than 12% drop in alcohol sales.


Applies only to medical marijuana so called.

https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper​/​Marijuana-and-Alcohol-Evidence-Using-B​order-and-Baggio-Chong/1db1bedb1d6c74c​32ade49d1a8f4799cd9d45873
 
2021-01-13 4:28:01 PM  
I can't smoke anymore because it really farks with my asthma. But when I used to smoke a lot back in my younger days, the munchies hit me different than a lot of folks I knew. I'd smoke, get stoned, and immediately, instantly loose any appetite. But about an hour later, I was ready to eat anything, up to and including the ass end of a horse.
 
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