A study published Wednesday in the American Journal of Medicine claims researchers found lower prevalence rates of obesity and diabetes in people who smoke pot, compared to those who don't.
An earlier research of a 2011 study, showed that marijuana users tend to weigh less and have a lower chance to develop diabetes after scientists decided to examine the drug's impact on insulin and blood sugar levels.
The study's conclusion states that "We found that marijuana use was associated with lower levels of fasting insulin and (insulin resistance), and smaller waist circumference."
An analysis report made by The Atlantic.com indicates that marijuana users also have a higher level of "good cholesterol" known as HDL.
Researchers think marijuana improves the body's regulation of insulin and think their findings will help explain why pot smokers have a lower incidence of diabetes