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Why do people get the munchies after smoking pot?




After the pot-smoking comes the insatiable hunger. Just ask James Franco and Seth Rogen's weed-loving characters, as seen in this photo from the film 'Pineapple Express.'
After the pot-smoking comes the insatiable hunger. Just ask James Franco and Seth Rogen's weed-loving characters, as seen in this photo from the film 'Pineapple Express.'
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Those crazy late night raids on the fridge - that irresistible craving for chocolate chip cookies? Yes, we're talking "the munchies" - and a Yale study may explain the phenomenon.