Marijuana helps diabetes: study

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This may tip the scales in the marijuana debate: smoking marijuana may be a way to control the obesity epidemic.

A recent study of more than 4,000 people found that the marijuana smokers in the bunch ate more food, but had lower rates of obesity and diabetes. They also had more good cholesterol.

But before doctors start prescribing joints for type 2 diabetes, the results will undergo more testing.

These findings could be significant in Louisiana, because we are in the top five states for percentage of residents with diabetes.