Marijuana helps you lose weight, apparently

Now, before I get into this any further, don’t go out and buy a pizza and eat it in an entire sitting. That is just awesome wrong.

LA Weekly and the UK’s The Telegraph both report that marijuana lowers cholesterol in mice by raising the metabolism and has been linked to weight loss. Those findings are now being experimented with humans, in a British study, to study the effects of marijuana and weight loss.

Pot famously makes you want to eat more. While the stereotypical overweight stoner does apply to those who sit around all day funneling kettle corn into their mouths while watching “The West Wing” reruns (hello, me in 2010!) – but the reason many get so hungry while smoking pot is that their metabolism seems to be going sky high.