There are normally lots of behavior associated with people who consume marijuana. Some may experience unintended sleepover, to others, it gives them energy and courage to do their daily activities. But among them, the most obvious effect is the munchies effect. It is evidential that after taking your marijuana you will always like it to be accompanied by a stuck of junk foods including ice creams, chips, and chocolates. It is true that this is the time you will enjoy feeding on them. But that does not occur just that casually, here is proof that the desire for junk foods increases after taking cannabis.
In order to prove the munchies effect, two economist Michele Baggio from the University of Connecticut in Mansfield and Alberto Chong from Georgia state university in Atlanta took this research. Their research was to determine how recreational marijuana laws would affect the food consumption of an individual.
Their research took 10 years, from 2006-2016 and covered data from all the 48 states of the US. They gathered their data from groceries and other stores who offer mass distribution of foodstuffs. They also gathered stats on purchase frequency of ice cream, cookies, and chips on states which the marijuana law had come to effect. They also computed stats from states which the law had not started operating.
Just as expected their results matched their initial claims. The totality of outcome was as follows. Immediately after the legalization of marijuana recreational laws, there was a drastic increase in the consumption of ice creams, cookies, and chips. There was a 3.1% increase in ice creams purchases, a 4.1% increase in cookie purchases and a 5.3% increase in chips purchases. Basing their research on the first three states who had introduced the marijuana laws they obtained the same matching statistics.
From their research findings, it is clearly seen that legalization of recreational marijuana laws increases the sale of junks foods. You might think that these two economists did so as to oppose these laws. NO, their main aim was for the better of the general public health. Junk foods contain high sugar and fat contents. Continuous consumption of these foods can lead to obesity or even other dietary related diseases. So,to the concerned individuals and bodies who fight for implementation of cannabis laws, they should also consider the health effects it causes on an individual. More so basing their arguments on research from these two economists. More precisely the munches effects.