First of all, if you’re in any way interested in losing a little weight and perhaps battling the Christmas bulge, swapping booze for buds is a pretty good way of going about it. First of all, there is the fact that cannabis is 100% free of calories when consumed in the traditional manner. By contrast, alcohol is one of the strongest sources of empty calories you are ever likely to come across. But on top of this, there’s also the way in which evidence suggests that cannabis can have a beneficial effect on your metabolism. Which in turn means that the calories you do consume will be put to better use. So if a slimmer you is on the agenda for 2017, cannabis could be your best friend.