It's probably not going to win anyone a Nobel Prize.
But a researcher at the University at Buffalo found that people high on cannabis experiencing the munchies were more likely to choose chips over oranges.
Here's how the study was done: Researchers asked attendees of the 2016 Hash Bash, a public forum about cannabis decriminalization, on the campus of the University of Michigan to fill out a survey asking how high they were at the moment and also about what foods they typically eat while high.
The people who filled the surveys out were then awarded an orange or a bag of chips.
"The results certainly aren’t surprising," a news release from UB said. "Nearly two-thirds of the 275 people who took the survey chose the chips, compared to 32 percent who picked fruit." Seven percent declined to take either.
“Given the dramatic increase in the accessibility of cannabis, there will be many more people experiencing the munchies,” said Jessica Kruger, clinical assistant professor of community health and health behavior in UB’s School of Public Health and Health Professions and lead author on the study published in the journal of the International Society for Human Ethology.
“We need more research and education on people who choose to use cannabis, moving public health from an abstinence-promotion model to a harm reduction model. This would include managing the dietary impact of cannabis use,” Kruger said.
We have a suggestion for a second study: Pizza versus burritos.