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quote: "Current users have 7 percent lower BMI and 4 percent smaller waist circumference."
their: The Washington Post
their_title: Potheads are skinnier
their_url: http://knowmore.washingtonpost.com/2013/10/16/potheads-are-skinnier/
their_copy: It turns out pot smokers have a lower BMI, insulin levels and waist circumferences.
theirCTA: Read the full story here.
our_copy: This goes against everything I ever learned about pot from people propagating unsubstantiated myths. I wonder if this will change as more states legalize weed, and businesses start packaging it in sugary drinks and desserts.

Ted Hesson was formerly the immigration editor at Fusion, covering the issue from Washington, D.C. He also writes about drug laws and (occasionally) baseball. On the side: guitars, urban biking, and fiction.