Every cannabis consumer knows that strain of Presidential OG may inspire you to finish an entire bag of stale potato chips, with no regard for the consequences. But why?

That question has had Jon Davis hot-boxing lab rats for the past year.

Davis, a Washington State University assistant professor in integrative physiology and neuroscience, has spent much of the past 12 years studying how the gut affects the brain, mainly through bariatric surgery work at the University of Cincinnati.

There, he learned that the gut’s control of behavior goes beyond alerting us to eat. It also impacts mood, motivation, learning, and even addiction behaviors.

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Alexa Peters ~ Leafly.com

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