Last month, author Art Glass announced a new book,
The Marijuana Diet,
in which he explains how smoking pot "can help anyone achieve
permanent weight loss and vibrant overall health." According to
the press release, Glass has spent years developing the diet.
Moreover, the 66-year-old has apparently used the diet to lose 65
pounds. His dieting book
was released as an
) last week.
"By smoking only 1 to 3 inhales of marijuana, and including
superfood, juicing, green smoothies and intermittent fasting, any
reader can enhance their weight loss and shed the pounds quickly
and for good," claims Glass, who has a background in advertising,
marketing, and promotion. In 1976, he produced the first ever
Diet and Nutrition Expo, which he describes as "the grandfather
of all the holistic health shows in the US."
But hang on a second, doesn't smoking pot make you hungry for
unhealthy snacks like those from munchies purveyors
)? The two companies recently joined forces to create the
ultimate in stoner cuisine, the
Doritos Taco Loco
, whose hard shell is like one big Doritos chip.
Addressing this potential problem with a pot diet, Glass wrote,
"Despite the munchies myth, there are recent scientific studies
that link marijuana and weight loss. Yes, marijuana smokers do
eat more - but they ultimately end up having thinner waistlines
and lower blood sugar."
In fact, there is science to back up
The Marijuana Diet
undertaken by researchers from the University of Nebraska,
Harvard, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center found a
significant association between marijuana use and smaller waist
circumference. The study, which was published in the Journal of
American Medicine, examined 4,567 adults, 570 of whom regularly
smoked pot, and found that marijuana users also had 16% lower
levels of insulin than non-smoking peers. Insulin is one of the
major hormones responsible for regulating the body's metabolism
of fat and carbohydrates, meaning pot smokers are likely less
prone to developing Type II Diabetes.
Glass' book features "simple fun 'sofa exercises' that will
tighten your body in as little as four minutes a day." He also
explains how to buy marijuana under the radar of law enforcement
in all 50 states. Glass acknowledges that issues of legality will
block the full adoption of his diet so he also advocates for full
As the press release states:
Glass believes that legalizing marijuana and hemp will bring
$250 billion into the economy annually. This includes taxes on
marijuana and government, police, and prison enforcement
savings. In addition, the agricultural, manufacturing, and
retail industries will all greatly benefit by the sales of hemp
and hemp products. This is a huge cash flow opportunity for the
agricultural industry that America needs now.
Indeed, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana
Laws (NORML) has predicted that full legalization of marijuana
would bring, on the low end of their estimates, $12.4 billion to
the US economy in excise and sales taxes, law enforcement
savings, and benefits to the industrial hemp industry. According
to another study from Colorado State University, taxes from the
production and sale of marijuana would produce over $130 million
for Colorado's revenue in 2014 (Colorado passed an
to its constitution last November that legalized marijuana,
though with certain limits).
With his new menu for weight loss, Glass is hoping to reach "tens
of million of Americans" who are fed up with the status quo.
After all, Glass believes that the legalization of marijuana "is
a solution to the obesity problem, the health problem, the job
problem, and the debt problem."
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