2014 study by Randy and Lori Sansone looked at the effect of marijuana on body weight. Remember, marijuana’s ability to stimulate appetite means it is recommended for cancer patients that struggle to gain weight. Also, the study showed that marijuana was effective when given to patients with HIV as a means of increasing their body weight.
However, a key point that’s often overlooked is that you must consume reasonably large amounts of marijuana in order for it to stimulate your appetite. The Sansone study mentioned ‘acute marijuana use’ and outlines that cannabis tends to help “low weight patients” increase body mass. In other words, it won’t make a heavy or average-sized person fatter. The study even acknowledges that among the general population, “findings consistently indicate that users of marijuana tend to have lower body mass indices than non-users.”
Thus, in regard to the THC vs. CBD for weight loss debate, most findings steer towards CBD as the better option. The psychoactive properties of THC make it more likely (but not certain) that your appetite will be spiked. In most cases, it is much easier to control your CBD intake which means you’re unlikely to experience a bout of the munchies.
And lastly, although we said we weren’t going to focus on the legalities early on, it is a well-know fact that CBD is far easier to purchase than THC.
Article by Marijuana Break