Hannah Devlin, theguardian: Scientists have shown the urge to eat after smoking is caused by cannabinoids hijacking brain cells that normally suppress appetite. Caption: Research on the ‘munchies’ side-effect of smoking cannabis has helped scientists understand how the appetite centre of the brain responds to marijuana. Photograph: Alamy
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The new prime minister of Canada, who campaigned on legalizing marijuana, said Thursday that he wants the country to take the time it needs to get the details right and that it's important for the government make its cannabis policy decisions for the right reasons.