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…Brendan Saloner, an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health who holds a doctorate in health policy, said the findings provide a new data point in the ongoing debate over whether medical marijuana is a net public-health benefit.

And the results certainly are interesting, he added, in light of the well-known munchies factor.

“If you had asked me before reading this study which direction I would have thought the results would go, I would definitely have thought that the munchies effect would have been the bigger factor here,” Saloner said.

He was quick to add that one study is far from conclusive proof that marijuana legalization leads to reduced obesity rates. More definitive proof would require more direct evidence, he said.

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