Blame pot munchies on nerve cells that normally nix appetite

February 18, 2015 12:04 PM

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Blame pot munchies on nerve cells that normally nix appetite

Potheads can blame their munchies on nerve cells that are supposed to keep them feeling full, scientists report February 18 in Nature.

“It’s like you’re driving your car downhill and you push your brakes, and all of a sudden the brake becomes the accelerator,” says coauthor Tamas Horvath, a neurobiologist at Yale University.

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