This is a poster presentation given at the Society for the Study of Addiction conference taking place on 7th and 8th of November 2019. Coming from a peer researcher background this is part of the work being contributed to discussions around services, policy and practice relating to drug use. Read more
The Munchies: Humans are natural cannabis signallers (cannabinols) by Mike McInnes
Cannabis signalling regulates cerebral glucose metabolism. Modern dietary culture drives up glucose (hyperglycaemia) and insulin (hyperinsulinism). Each of these Twin Hypers act as independent cannabis signalling systems. Central cannabis signalling inhibits glucose uptake into the brain, causing chronic cerebral hunger (The Munchies).
Modern dietary food culture contributes to chronic cerebral hunger via the Twin Hypers, and to increased cannabinoid signalling, resulting in loss of weight control and obesity. No person need ever to have consumed cannabis in any form, to act as a natural cannabis signaller, and to gain weight as a result.