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A cellular basis for the munchies

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How does marijuana cause the irresistible hunger pangs known as the munchies? Paradoxically, the answer seems to involve an unusual mode of activation of a brain circuit best known for suppressing appetite. See Article p.45

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Figure 1: Cannabinoid regulation of feeding circuits.

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Patel, S., Cone, R. A cellular basis for the munchies. Nature 519, 38–40 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature14206

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