Study: Women Have More Intense Marijuana Food Cravings (Or Munchies) Than Men

By The Fresh Toast‘s Brendan Bures, provided exclusively to Benzinga Cannabis.

Though men tend to smoke greater amounts and more frequently than women, women tend be more sensitive to marijuana consumption.

We know women and men react differently to cannabis. The endocannabinoid system — the set of receptors that bond with consumed marijuana — interacts directly and indirectly with estrogen in a women’s body. A 2009 study, published in the European Journal of Pharmacology, found the amount of CB1 receptors in a woman’s body fluctuates depending on estrogen levels, meaning women experience more intense highs when their estrogen levels peak.

Though men tend to smoke greater amounts and more frequently than women, a 2014 study from …

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