Marijuana munchies may come from scrambles neuron signals

February 19, 2015 1:07 PM

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Marijuana munchies may come from scrambles neuron signals

People who get "the munchies" after smoking marijuana may owe their sudden craving for food to certain neurons in the brain that are normally responsible for suppressing appetite, according to a new study on mice.

In the study, researchers stimulated the mice's appetites by manipulating the same cellular pathway as the one that mediates marijuana's effect the brain. The researchers also looked to see what was going on with the rest of the brain circuitry involved in appetite regulation in the mice whose hunge...

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