How does cannabis affect hormones that control appetite, stress, and fertility?

By Emma Stone (

If a craving for fudge brownies or gummy snakes has ever blindsided you, you’ve likely experienced the power of hormones. In addition to driving desires for certain foods, the body’s many hormones also help fire up the libido, regulate mood, sleep, and even body temperature.

Many know first-hand how cannabis exerts subtle—or not-so-subtle—effects over our mood, sleep, and appetite, so it’s clear the plant interacts with our hormones in some way. But how?


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