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The New Science of Pot and Appetite

Researchers are trying to untangle the surprisingly complex relationship between pot and appetite

Illustration by Jaedoo Lee

EEconomists recently noticed an intriguing trend in American food purchasing. Convenience stores in about 2,000 of the United States’ 3,200 or so counties saw a jump in junk food sales between 2006 and 2016. Potato chips rang up an average…




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David H. Freedman

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David is a Boston-based science writer. The most recent of his five books is WRONG, about the problems with medical research and other expertise.

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