Why Marijuana May Be the Next Diabetes Drug

by Adam Benjamin | May 24, 2013 11:23 am

Preliminary survey results suggest that marijuana might help control blood sugar levels.

None of this is conclusive, so don’t start looking for homes in Colorado and Washington just yet. But the six-year survey[1] found that, on average, marijuana users had better blood sugar control and smaller waists than people who had not. Laboratory studies with mice and rats also suggest that marijuana affects metabolism.

Researchers were quick to point out that there could be any number of competing causes … so it’s still unclear whether marijuana gives people smaller waists or people with smaller waists prefer marijuana. However, if a causal link is established, it could potentially lead to new diabetes treatments in the future.

Related: Charles Sizemore on why marijuana stocks are risky speculation[2].

More stories about marijuana:

Pot Fans Prepare to Descend on Denver[3]

Nevada School Offers Marijuana Education[4]

Struggling States Consider Cashing in on Marijuana[5]

  1. six-year survey: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/23/us-marijuana-diabetes-idUSBRE94M14C20130523
  2. marijuana stocks are risky speculation: https://investorplace.com/2013/05/marijuana-stocks-none-of-tobaccos-sinful-qualities-just-smoke/
  3. Pot Fans Prepare to Descend on Denver: https://investorplace.com/2013/04/pot-fans-prepare-to-descend-on-denver/
  4. Nevada School Offers Marijuana Education: https://investorplace.com/2013/04/nevada-school-offers-marijuana-education/
  5. Struggling States Consider Cashing in on Marijuana: https://investorplace.com/2013/03/struggling-states-consider-cashing-in-on-marijuana/

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