Marijuana brings on the munchies. What about CBD?Posted by On

Studies show CBD affects appetite differently than THC — but there are still nutrition issues to keep in mind.

As a dietitian, I always receive an influx of New Year’s emails predicting upcoming food trends. This year, several experts have forecast an increase in foods and beverages containing cannabidiol, a chemical compound found in cannabis plants. More colloquially called CBD, cannabidiol has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat some forms of epilepsy and shows potential in treating pain, nausea, anxiety and depression — without making users high.

But what about its effect on hunger? After all, smoking or ingesting cannabis is associated with the munchies. Does CBD have the same effect? Could a trend toward CBD-infused foods lead to weight gain?…

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